Lesson 1 - Paint Selection for Normal Conditions


Ingredients and types of paints; Coating selection; Substrate; Ferrous and nonferrous metals; Concrete; Wood; Environmental conditions

Learning Objectives:
– Explain the three basic reasons for using paint.
– Identify the ingredients of paint and explain the importance of each.
– Name several generic paint types and describe their uses in normal industrial applications.
– Compare the characteristics of ferrous and nonferrous metals, concrete, and wood as substrates.
– Discuss environmental factors that influence paint choices.

Lesson 2 - Coatings for Extreme Conditions


Corrosion; Galvanic coupling; Storage tanks; Waste-treatment, chemical, food, and beverage plants; Safety markings; Pipe identification

Learning Objectives:
– Give at least four examples of extreme workplace conditions.
– Explain the electrochemical process of corrosion and its effect in a galvanic coupling.
– Identify some paint types used for storage tanks and in waste-treatment plants.
– Discuss coatings appropriate for chemical plants and various areas of food and beverage plants.
– Explain the meaning of the colors used in the standard safety and piping codes.

Lesson 3 - Painting Tools


Brushes; Rollers; Spray application; Air spray guns; Airless sprayers; Blasting equipment; Abrasives; Testing; Inspection

Learning Objectives:
– Describe the different types of paint brushes.
– Explain the uses of different roller constructions and different lengths of roller nap.
– Discuss the various types of spray equipment.
– Compare the different types of blasting equipment and the abrasives used with them.
– Explain how film gauges, holiday detectors, and surface profile devices work.

    Lesson 4 - Surface Preparation


    SSPC and NACE standards; Chemical cleaning; Cleaning with hand, power tools; Abrasive blasting; Concrete prep; Special surfaces

    Learning Objectives:
    – Discuss the importance of correct surface preparation and compare SSPC and NACE standards.
    – Compare the various methods of chemical cleaning.
    – Name the hand tools and power tools used for cleaning.
    – Explain the characteristics and applications of the different grades of abrasive blasting.
    – Describe surface preparation techniques for concrete, galvanized metal, wood, mildewed surfaces, and chain-link fencing.

    Lesson 5 - Painting Techniques


    Mixing and thinning; Brush, roller, and spray application; Blasting; Coating failure; Calculating coverage; Follow up; Records

    Learning Objectives:
    – Describe correct mixing and thinning methods.
    – Point out the dos and don'ts of brush and roller usage.
    – Explain how to use and troubleshoot spray equipment correctly and how to set up blasting equipment.
    – Discuss the causes of common coating failures and explain how to prevent them.
    – Calculate estimated coverage and keep satisfactory records.

    Lesson 6 - Ground and Aerial Supports


    Safety rules; Using ladders; Scaffold planking, Ropes and cables; Stationary and portable scaffolds; Rigging safely; Lifelines

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain the importance of attitude in preventing injury, and how heat, cold, wind, and heights can be dangerous.
    – Compare different types of ladders and tell how to use them safely.
    – Discuss stationary scaffolding and accessories.
    – Describe boom and scissors lifts and tell how to use them safely.
    – Compare bosun's chairs, work cages, and swinging scaffolds and platforms.
    – Point out safety measures necessary when using cable-supported or suspended units.

    Lesson 7 - Handling Hazardous Materials Safely


    Fire hazards; Explosives; Fire prevention; Health hazards; Toxic, dermatic materials; Respiratory protection; Protective clothing; MSDS

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain how painting materials cause fire or explosions and tell how to reduce these hazards.
    – Define six categories of health hazards and name ways to avoid them.
    – Give examples of toxic and dermatitic painting materials and explain the purpose of threshold limit values.
    – Compare types of respirators and their uses, and list the rules for working safely in confined spaces.
    – Describe appropriate uses for safety clothing and tell how to use an MSDS.