PPG Boosts Custom Painting Skills Of Students

PPG Boosts Student Custom Painting Skills

PPG has helped a group of NSW-based TAFE students learn about custom spray painting techniques.

As part of the long-term relationship between PPG and TAFE colleges around the country, the Queensland refinish training team visited TAFE NSW Wollongbar, in northern NSW, to provide specialised custom training for spray painting students in the first, second, and third years of their course. When a group of third year students was given the choice of course content, the unanimous answer was custom paint techniques. As a result, Queensland Refinish Training Manager, Mark Haywood, prepared a series of panels for the group and its two TAFE teachers.

“I have never seen a group so engaged and enthusiastic as we progressed our way through a range of custom paint techniques, including marbleising, holographics, aged patina, overlays, scaling, line work, etc.,” said Haywood. “They even worked through their lunchtime and breaks and stayed late in the day. We challenged them to come up with their own custom designs for their work. The star was Radiance II Candy, but they also took advantage of a host of other special effect finishes from the Vibrance Collection, along with Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat.”

According to Haywood, many people incorrectly believe they are incapable of performing custom painting.

“When people look at an amazing custom paint job, the tendency is to think, ‘I could never do that’. However, the reality is that it’s not that difficult with a little training, along with easy-to-use Vibrance Collection products that create incredible finishes,” said Haywood. “Let’s face it, run-of-the-mill refinish work can get a bit mundane so, hopefully, this extra skillset might inspire these young tradespeople to take on a little custom work on the side. All of the students were incredibly enthusiastic and engaged and, at the end of the two-day course, they were blown away and totally inspired by what they were able to achieve.”