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"New Hire" Finisher Package - Course Outline
(10 Business Days)

Table of Contents

 Hands-On, One-on-One Demonstrations

{ "I do, we do, you do" }

Sealer, Primer, and Topcoats:

General notes and definitions

Sealer coats

            Veneers, solid woods and other substrates

                        Protection

                        Vinyl sealers

                        Build coats

Primer coats

            Surface Preparation of MDF/HDF or solid wood substrates

            Objectives

            Recommendations

Topcoats

            Typical Sealer and clear topcoat procedure

            Dust nibs, debris, hair, and insects

            Stability

            Troubleshooting

           

Microscopic and cross-sectional illustrations

Veneer ► Joinery ► Strip and refinishing ► Sealer coats ►

Shading and toning ►

Sand through

            Veneers

            Clear/color coats

Touch ups ► Topcoats

 

 

Common Inquiries & Issues Of Understanding

Acid/Base (Stripping) ► 3 Container System ► Wood Preparation ►

Sanding grits ► Sanding behaviours ► Particle board/Plywood ►

Chemical behaviour ► Notes of physical behaviours ► Dap

 

10 second method of achieving perfect viscosity:

Stir and drip methods ► 10 second counting ► Behaviours and manipulations ►

Air/fluid adjustments in relation to equipment/spray systems

 

Spray patterns

Liquid control and atomization ► Pattern issues and remedies ►

Clear coatings ► Colored coatings ► Shading and toning ►

            Spray systems

                        Siphon/gravity HVLP cup gun systems

                        Pressure pots systems

                        Air-assisted airless spray systems

                        Airless spray systems

 

Booth etiquette and air flow

Air flow ►  Air make-up units (summer/winter)   ►  

Maintenance

                        Sweeping , Lights (overhead and side), Air blower habits,

                        Filters, Over-spray accumulation behind filters; and in front of filters,

                        Dirty dust maintenance, How dust is your nemesis

                       

Making Samples

Types of samples and for who ► Necessary information ►  Describe, in detail,

how the sample happened for all to follow ► Try it on an actual piece

 

Formula Book

Necessary information ► What is the purpose of a formula book? ►

Descriptive information

 

Shop Organization

Shop flow ► Project flow ► Labelling ► Shop maintenance ►

When does 2 people equal 3?

 

Below categories: To which system(s) apply

 

Single rotating spray platform/tree system

Pros/cons ► Air flow/over-spray ► Filters ► Dust ►

Project volume

 

Bar/Ladder system

Pros/Cons ► 2x4 install/metal pipes/ladders ► Ladder storage ►

Project volume

 

Ladder/tree system

Pros/Cons ► Taping the ladder ► Blow off/scraping ► Project volume ►

Risks ► Tag team

 

Hanging system

Pros/Cons ► Wires ► Cables ► Staples/Eye hooks ► Risks ►

Benefits ► Space ► Project Volume ► Viscosity, products, and scenarios

Touch Up And Repair (Descriptive/Hands on)

Assessing the damage ► OLFA Blades ► Touch up brushes ► Wax sticks ►

Markers ► Wood Epoxy ► Bondo ► Glaze Putty ► Dap ► Rags ► Color

manipulation ► Grain/Texture techniques ► Color matching ►

Seam-Fil ► Pallet Knives ► Clear stain base ► Varsol/Paint Thinner ►

Lacquer Thinner ► Dewaxer, degreaser and silicone remover ► Powders ►

Rags ► Sanding sponges ► Staining sponges ►

Sandpaper: Grits 150, 320 and 400 (maybe 180) ► Steel wool (00 and 0000) ►

Iron ► Sanding options ► Prepping ► Scuff sanding ► Feather sanding ►

Masking off ► Extension cord(s) ► Shading/Toning ► Spray bombs/Aerosol

cans ► Location, Light and Color ► Top coating to existing sheen ►

Chemical Compatibility ► Adhesives ► Troubleshooting/Problem Solving

 

Safety and PPE Equipment

Finishing Schedules

Shop/Project Drawings

Portfolio

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