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INCREASING PROFITS & PRODUCTIVITY WITH SPRAY TECHNOLOGY

ian from painttech training academy spraying walls in a new build with an airless sprayer

CITB'S EMPLOYER NETWORK PROJECT

We have noticed a significant increase in the demand for ourcore training programmes at our Edenbridge and Prestonlocations over the past several months. This achievement islargely due to the hard work of the CITB advisors who arepromoting the Employer Network Project. The project hasmade it simple for numerous businesses to access funding support for training that can have an immediate, positiveimpact on their careers.

At PaintTech, we follow the principle of “you asked, so wedid.” Although we know that the Housebuilders Employer Network will end by April 2024, we want to make sure thateveryone who wants to receive training can do so. Therefore, we are adding several extra programmes to our schedule andwill keep you informed of the new dates.

We believe that with fewer people entering the constructionindustry, we should ensure that those currently in the field have the highest possible skill set and are as effective aspossible. The Employer Network Project is making thispossible, and we at PaintTech wholeheartedly support thisinitiative.

ian from painttech training academy spraying walls in a new build with an airless sprayer
ian from painttech training academy spraying an ornate ceiling with an airless sprayer

HIGH PRODUCTIVITY ON THE JOB SITE IN 2024

We’ve spent the last 20 years perfecting our spray techniques inthe UK construction industry. With our expertise and experience,we’ve come up with incredibly efficient ways to achieve asuperior finish on all our projects.

We’ve focused on using spray technology to improve productivity at every stage of the painting process. We use a combination ofspray machines to apply spray plaster to the job site, followed by airless sprayers to finish walls, ceilings and woodwork. Additionally, we use HVLP sprayers for intricate details thatrequire a wider range of solvent products, such as Zinsser BIN or 2pk paints.

We’ve learned from our mistakes and have designed anddelivered practical and effective training for any job site, regardless of size.

Our training provides clear, systematic approaches to most scenarios, with a focus on logistics and problem-solving. We break down the machine into its core components to ensure thatyou understand how they work, operate them safely, andmaintain them for optimum output.
You may hear others say that “spraying doesn’t work in this environment,” but they’re wrong. The truth is that it does work, as it has for thousands of companies in the UK and around the world. With the right training, you can increase your profits, improve the quality of your finish, and save valuable time.

painttech training academy showing how to increase profits spraying a window sill with an airless sprayer

INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY WITH AIRLESS SPRAYING

SPRAYING JOINERY & WOODWORK

If you are looking to achieve the best results when spraying joinery in a newly built construction environment, our airless joinery spraying course is perfect for you. Painting joinery can bea time-consuming process and can often produce inconsistent results. With the techniques and systems you will learn in thiscourse, you will be able to achieve a consistent, high-quality finish that will increase job productivity and reduce the overall project time.

During the course, you will learn the best techniques to spraydoors, architraves, door liners, skirtings, and window boards. Wewill also focus on staircases and spindles, which will help youreduce the time needed to paint the project by hand.

This part of the course will give you great insight into the key benefits of using airless spray application in a new build construction environment.

We go through machine options andthe best tools you will need to be more efficient on the job sitewhilst increasing the quality of both the finish and the workforce.

The focus is to train the workforce to use spray application safely and reduce time on the job site whilst achieving a far better finish. We will teach how to minimise mess and overspray byadopting the right technique.

The workforce will be more productive, plus enjoy the less stressful approach to painting with far better results achieved.

Additionally, the course will cover the best paint systems for pre-primed MDF, softwoods, and bare MDF. These systems not only dry quickly but also provide improved adhesion and durability once sprayed.

painttech training academy showing how to increase profits spraying a window sill with an airless sprayer

SPRAYING WALLS & CEILINGS

This part of the course will give you great insight into the key benefits of using airless spray application in a new build construction environment.
We go through machine options andthe best tools you will need to be more efficient on the job site whilst increasing the quality of both the finish and the workforce.

The focus is to train the workforce to use spray application safely and reduce time on the job site whilst achieving a far better finish. We will teach how to minimise mess and overspray by adopting the right technique.

The workforce will be more productive, plus enjoy the lessstressful approach to painting with far better results achieved.

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND DETAILS

This Course Blends Practical And Online Learning With Essential Resources And Reinforcement Training. Upon Completion, Fixed Assessments Will Be Conducted, And Certificates Will Be Provided. ​

 

The practical objectives & outcomes.

  • Setting up & cleaning down an airless sprayer safely.
  • Choosing the correct tip, filter and pressure for the products you areusing.
  • Paint options and understanding the correct thinning & dilution rates.
  • Spraying techniques to achieve the perfect finish.
  • Reduce runs and overspray on the job site.
  • On-site logistic systems, what to order to best spray the project.
  • Focus on mist coating, spraying walls, and flawless ceilings.
  • Master primer and top coats on all substrate types.
  • How to reduce snagging and the need for re-works.

THE TEAM

Our expert tutors will discuss the best systems to adopt indifferent scenarios for optimum efficiency to maximise both time and profits on a busy construction site. By the end of the course, you will have gained valuable knowledge and skills that will make your spraying process more efficient, consistent, and productive.

ian from painttech training academy spraying railings with an hvlp and compressor showing how you can spray staircases

THE BENEFITS OF HVLP SPRAYING

HVLP spraying is a versatile and portable system that can be avaluable addition to any decorating business. The system allows you to apply smaller quantities of various paints used in the  decorating sector, from water-based satin on your spindles to 2-pack uPVC paints and everything in between.

For small, detailed jobs, such as painting doors, staircases ordetailed cornices, HVLP is an ideal tool. However, getting the best results from common decorating paints can be complicated as they require careful thinning and dilution. We work through this process systematically to achieve the best possible results.


We will break down the machine, the guns, and the options.

You will learn how to choose the right needle sets, fluid and fansetups whilst understanding the common problems and workingthrough solutions for perfect results.

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND DETAILS

The practical objectives & outcomes.

  • Setting up the HVLP system.
  • Explain the gun options and how to change the needle sets.
  • Paint options and understanding the correct thinning & dilution rates.
  • Controlling the gun and fan pattern sizing.
  • Spraying techniques to achieve the perfect finish.
  • Massively Reduce overspray on the job site with the HVLP.
  • How to spray, doors, spindles, woodwork, windows.
  • How to set up the HVLP as the perfect touch-up kit.
ian from painttech training academy on site trowelling airless spray plaster

AIRLESS SPRAY PLASTER

Traditional plastering and skimming methods are not only time-consuming but also have a negative environmental impact. Moreover, these methods can be physically taxing for theplasterer, often resulting in injuries.

Although spray plaster may seem like a new concept in the UK construction sector, it has been around for several years, gaining popularity and interest worldwide, particularly in Europe, where it has been used for decades.

There is a growing interest in construction projects in London and Manchester, and other cities and counties are also showing akeen interest.

We have seen more manufacturers coming into the UK market with new spray machines and products, which is fantastic news for the building firms in the UK.

Airless spray plaster is a quick and efficient process that iscommonly used in the house-building sector. This plaster driesvery quickly, is tough and flexible, and is applied using a spray machine in a short amount of time. Moreover, it is anenvironmentally sustainable option, which is a major concern for all house builders.

We will discuss the available machine options and how they work, as well as the safe operation of the machines. We will cover different product choices and how to best apply them using the plaster machine, along with the correct tip choices. Additionally, we will focus on trowel and blade techniques that are used to achieve a level 5 flat finish. Lastly, we will go throughbasic maintenance and cleaning processes.

Switching to airless plaster from traditional British gypsum has numerous benefits. It is a better alternative that is heavily focused on environmental sustainability, and it is expected that traditional methods will be phased out in the next few years. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to make the change for a better outcome on all construction projects.

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND DETAILS

The practical objectives & outcomes.

  • Setting up & cleaning down the plaster sprayer safely.
  • Choosing the correct tips for best coverages.
  • Plaster options and understanding the correct process.
  • Spray & troweling techniques to achieve the perfect finish.
  • On-site logistic systems, what order to best complete the project.
  • Sanding systems for achieving a level 5 finish.
  • How to reduce snagging and the need for re-works.

ONLINE & REINFORCEMENT TRAINING

These training programmes provide comprehensive online training to help you operate an airless sprayer safely and efficiently on a busy construction site. You will learn how to set up and clean the machine, perform basic repairs and fault-finding, and achieve the correct spray technique. 

Additionally, you’ll receive reinforcement training to understand airless machines, paints and the correct thinning ratios, choosing the right tips and pressure combinations, selecting additional tools and accessories,and spraying on the job site system options for the most efficientoutcome.

We also offer additional support through free access to our PTA support online network of over 2000 former students with real-life experience with spraying in their businesses, Spraying Makes Sense Facebook group with over 15,000 decorators and tradespeople, and the PTA Resource Centre, which offers hundreds of videos to assist individuals with commonproblems and solutions, machines, products, and paint testing.

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