Trade Best Practice Series

Trade Best Practice Series

Train your crew with our on-demand video series. From prep to brushing and rolling, our 15-episode series ensures your new hires understand the basics of painting. They'll leave with plenty of pro tips that will have them field ready faster.

To get the most out of our Trade Best Practice Series, pair the videos with our learning portal. Every episode is accompanied by a quiz, and each crew member tracks their progress through their own email. Upon completion, your successful crew member will earn a certificate validating they know the basic fundamentals of painting. Access to the learning portal is included in PCA membership.

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Trade Best Practice Series
  • The Painting Industry

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to work safety and organization. Go in the field to see how both Commercial and Residential companies stay safe and organized.

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  • Cleaning

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to preparing surfaces for painting. Go in the field to see how professional painters keep homeowners’ belongings protected, and how to remain safe when preparing commercial projects.

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  • Taping

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to the different attributes and types of tape. Go in the field to see how companies tape trim and baseboards.

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  • Masking

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to masking materials and how to use them on various projects. Go in the field to see how several companies mask both Commercial and Residential projects.

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  • Huddle-Up & PPE

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to the importance of Personal Protective Equipment on job sites and safety resources. Go in the field for a respirator test and attend team training.

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  • Sanding

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to what and where to sand and what tools to use. Go in the field to see how sanding smooths surfaces, the benefits of a dustless sander, and how painters choose the right grit for the job.

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  • Spackling

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to why and where to spackle and give an overview of the different types of spackle. Go in the field to fix minor and major imperfections.

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  • Caulking

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to the aspects of caulk and go over ladder safety. Go in the field to see how companies choose the type of caulk for the job and how they apply it.

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  • Planning & Sequencing

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to site planning and sequencing, and how it improves overall workflow. Go in the field to see how companies plan and how worksite organization saves time and keeps their crew members safe.

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  • Priming

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to major attributes of primers and give examples of each. Go in the field to learn different priming methods and how to decide between primer types.

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  • Brushing

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to the different parts of a brush and the basic attributes of paint. Go in the field to brush trim and intricate surfaces.

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  • Rolling

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to the benefits of rolling, types of roller covers, and roller size. Go in the field to see how companies roll on both Commercial and Residential projects.

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  • Cleanup & Closeout

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to what a painter is responsible for at the end of the day and the the importance of closeout. Go in the field to learn how end of the day cleanup is a team effort and the benefits to have a good closeout system in ...

  • Business

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to business-related factors to keep in mind when on the job. Go in the field to meet business owners, who show us how their companies operate, and learn about the qualities they look for when hiring new painters.

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  • Expertise

    Learn what it means to have a career in the painting industry, and get introduced to the recipe for success for a rewarding career in the painting industry. Go in the field to find out how business owners got their start, grew their companies, and they give tips on how to be a successful painter....