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Painting Courses & Apprenticeships

Penn Foster Workforce Development ensures learners enrolled in our online painting courses receive in-depth painting training, from chemical safety and tool handling to plastering and stimulated painting experiences. A painting class in this program, combined with on-the-job training, can help transform any beginner into a skilled professional. The series of self-paced classes takes a measured approach, beginning with pre-technical skills and then leading into in-depth trade concepts.

Lessons include brush strokes, material engineering and chemistry fundamentals covering acids, bases and solutions. Learners study how to select the appropriate tools and materials for a specific property or structure, they develop an understanding of color theory and schemes, and are able to identify material applications for floor, wall and ceiling coverings.

Painting courses also provide academic study on special techniques for the following tasks:

  • Job site and surface preparation (e.g. cleaning, plastering, caulking, sealing)
  • Proper primer application
  • Deriving colors and textures, as well as decorative and faux finishes
  • Aesthetic enhancement through stippling, sponging, distressing, and color blocking
Connect with your Training Consultant to learn more about our online, mobile-friendly painting apprenticeships and how to advance the careers of your professional painters today.

Painter Course List

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 200 hours

Number of Exams: 30

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