PaintPRO , Vol. 7, No. 2
March/April 2005
PaintPRO Vol 7 No 2

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Texturing Drywall
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Ceramic Coatings
Construction Outlook
Sheepskin Rollers
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Contractor Profile: Alan Bond
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Paint Industry News
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PaintPRO Archives — Industry News


PDCA Craftsmanship Forum

PDCA explores standards
for decorative finishing
The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America hosted a conference in conjunction with its PACE trade show in January to review a proposed industry standard for decorative finishing.

At the conference, contractors, educators, manufacturers and consultants in the decorative finishing field reviewed a draft developed by the PDCA Craftsmanship Forum, a self-funded group within the PDCA.

The draft industry standard defines the field of decorative finishing. It defines use and ownership of representative samples and establishes criteria for the acceptance of decorative finishes and substrate and surface preparation work. It also includes an official glossary of industry terms.

Next, the Craftsmanship Forum will define a skill standard, identifying the skills and knowledge needed to be labeled a Certified Decorative Finisher. It will also develop testing for the standard. The new standards are expected to become operational in 2006.

The PDCA represents more than 5,000 owners and managers from 3,400-plus painting and decorating firms across the United States and Canada. To find out more, visit The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America Web site.


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