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Paintings and Coatings: Surface Preparation and Solutions to Common Paint Issues

Provides an overview of the best surface preparation practices for drywall, wood, cement block, and metal, with a focus on paint ingredients and how paint adheres to the substrate. Included are discussions on common paint issues and solutions.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Determine best practices for surface preparation of drywall, wood, cement block, and metal
  • Describe general drywall preparation, and define each of the five drywall finish levels
  • Recall metal surface cleaning methods and recoating practices
  • Describe paint ingredients and how they define the characteristics of paint, and
  • Identify common paint issues and solutions.

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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