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Improving painting skills – training never stops

Improving painting skills – training never stops
Oct 20, 2020

We believe you never stop learning, which means our painting training never stops.

Recently our Growth & Training manager, Nestor, put 2 skilled foremen, 8 employees, and one older house together to give valuable training. We specialize in managed properties, so work on this single family home was an exception for training purposes. Nestor S and Jordan provided key skills training for proper surface preparation, priming, and painting. The challenges of COVID-19 and work scheduling delayed this training opportunity until fall.

Jordan brought his focus on details to the training, showing how small improvements like properly holding a brush helps create a clean line between soffits and siding, what’s known as ‘cutting in’. Painting paneled entry doors is a unique skill that takes patience and learning the right order to paint each component.

Using our know-show-do training method each employee had a chance to hear how to use a sprayer safely, see Nestor S spray a section, and then try their hand at spraying the siding of the house. With Nestor’s feedback, each one gained confidence and the first level of competence.

As an added bonus, we were able to provide the work at no charge, with valuable donations from Cloverdale Paint and Dulux Paints. And a shout out to Tony Orantes for many hours of hard work to help make this happen.

A big thanks to all of those involved for giving their time and effort. One small way we can give back to the communities in which we work, serving others and bringing beauty and renewal.

 

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