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11 - 15.9.2018, Frankfurt am Main

Perfect in record time. Standard operative procedures for paintwork preparation

by Festool

Description of competence*
The aim of paintwork preparation is to provide a perfectly finished surface for the painter. This avoids reworking, saving both time and money. When it comes to sanding, too, the perfect result is defined by a clear process structure and the consistent quality of the results that accompanies this process, even with changing staff and working conditions.

The participants are able to specify the basic working steps of surface treatment required for professional paintwork preparation on different substrates. They know the required working steps (putty, spray-on and primer fillers, etc.) and the subsequent sanding work needed to achieve a perfect surface. The participants are able to select and use the sanding tools and supplies required for the subsequent painting work.

The participants can recognise errors which may occur when handling devices, abrasives and filling material, and can take appropriate countermeasures. In addition, the participants are in a position to judge the quality of a surface treatment.

Content of module

  • Surface treatment for subsequent painting work
  • Overall workplace equipment for painting work
  • Working with and in a system using perfectly coordinated components
  • Choice of devices and material for the different requirements in paintwork preparation
  • The differences between compressed air and electric workplaces
  • Special requirements when repairing aluminium and carbon (dust that is explosive and hazardous to health)
  • Identification of sources of errors and their countermeasures in surface treatment
  • Quality criteria of ready-to-paint surfaces

Training process
First, the participants are given a general overview of the topic ‘Sanding and putty work for paintwork preparation’. Here an overview of the initial condition of the surfaces which are to be painted is important (sheet metal, plastic).

Then, the professional tools, materials and aids are introduced. Working with standardised processes is explicitly addressed together with the advantages it brings. In doing so, setting up compressed air and electric workplaces, mobile and stationary solutions as well as handling flammable and explosive dusts are also addressed.

Different content is linked using a combination of theory and practice: working steps are shown, discussed and then carried out by the participants themselves.

Summary and quality assessment
The participants conclude the workshop with a theoretical summary and an assessment of the practical work by their trainer.