The importance of painter training cannot be undersold. A workforce of trained painters can improve productivity, reduce rework and defects, decrease air emissions and hazardous waste generation and even meet and exceed regulatory compliance.

IWRC’s trainers have worked with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike within a wide array of industries including aerospace, defense, auto body, manufacturing, and woodworking.

Every business faces different challenges; IWRC Painter Training provides a variety of training options for businesses to utilize. Ranging from a few hours to multiple day trainings, IWRC’s trainers will provide customized training to meet your facility’s needs.

Classroom Training

Through classroom training, our trainers teach your painters the basics of coating operations through interactive presentations and demonstrations. Our trainers develop customized training curriculum based on the needs of the facility.

Topics Covered

  • Masking and demasking
  • Surface preparation
  • Coating systems
  • Coating defects and failures
  • Spray equipment
  • Spray equipment setup
  • Spray techniques
  • Cleaning and maintenance

Learn more about the IWRC painter training facility.

In-Booth Training

IWRC’s trainers can work with your painters in-the-booth providing hands-on training with your equipment, liquid spray coatings and production parts.

Topics Covered

  • PPE
  • Spray technique
  • Spray gun set up
  • Mil thickness (wet/dry)
  • Plan of attack

Learn more about the IWRC painter training facility.

VirtualPaint Training

IWRC Painter Training uses the award-winning VirtualPaint, developed by our own painter training experts, to provide virtual reality training. This system allows for hands-on training to be conducted in the classroom. It provides instantaneous feedback determining spray pattern distribution, film thickness, transfer efficiency, cost and overspray, all in real time.

Topics Covered

  • Spray gun set up
  • Spray techniques
  • Mil thickness
  • Rework
  • Plan of attack

Paint Line Observation

The IWRC’s painter trainers have years of experience in actual spray application in addition to training. Through observing your facility’s paint line, our trainers can provide recommendations to improve the overall efficiency of your operations.

Recommendations Include

  • Reduce rework costs
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Cleaning and maintenance issues
  • Spray equipment
  • Paint line functionality
  • Additional equipment needs

Training Curriculum

Each training session is customized based on the needs of the facility dependent on types of equipment, coatings and processes used. Curriculum development has always been developed in-house at the IWRC. Some curriculum has been created for specific purposes.

  • Air Force training
  • Surface coating operations (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Subpart HHHHHH): Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations)
  • Wood furniture manufacturing (Subpart JJ – National Emission Standards for Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations)

Other curriculum has been developed for broad purposes such as STAR4D’s curriculum which covers chemical agent resistant coatings and aerospace coatings as well as curriculum developed for business and industry.

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CASE STUDY

Omega Cabinetry, a division of MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. needed painters to be trained in order to meet the annual training requirement of the wood furniture NESHAP (40 CFR 63, Subpart JJ). IWRC developed a one-day customized course to meet the specific requirements of the regulation. Click below to read the case study.

Omega Cabinetry Painter Training Case Study