Master Painters Expand Online Training
Paint professionals interested in advanced training and certification in maintenance repainting have a new online option from the Master Painters Institute (MPI).
Focus on Best Practices
MPI calls the new course "a rigorous study of best practices" for repainting the 25 types of interior and exterior surfaces commonly found with buildings: concrete walls and floors; drywall, stucco, and plaster; steel, galvanized, and other types of metals; concrete block and masonry surfaces; all types of wood construction; and more.
Students will learn:
Graduates are MPI-Certified Maintenance Coating Specialists.
MPI online training is designed to educate and certify paint manufacturer personnel, painting contractors, general contractors, architects and specifiers, and facility/property managers and supervisors.
MPI offers a variety of proressive, online beginning and advanced training courses. Graduates receive certification.
The new Level 2 course joins MPI‘s Level 1 “Essentials of Paint and Painting Technology" and Level 2 "Architectural (New Construction) Coating Specialist" courses. Students must pass Level 1 before going on to Level 2.
For more information email Gina Fleitman or call (412) 431-8333.
MPI publishes standards, Approved Products Lists, quality assurance programs, training, and publications for the architectural paint and coatings sector in the United States and Canada. MPI paint standards are used by the U.S. Department of Defense; the U.S. General Services Administration; AIA MasterSpec; the Canadian Government‘s National Master Specification; and thousands of other North American designers and facility managers.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 11:15 a.m. ET Aug. 20, 2013, to correct and clarify the intended audience of the training module.