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Commercial Painter Journey Testing

WHO SHOULD TEST - WHAT AM I TESTING FOR? - WHAT IS THE TEST? - SCHEDULING A TEST

HANDS ON TEST DESCRIPTION - WRITTEN TEST STUDY GUIDE

 

WHO SHOULD TEST? Painterswho wish to set their classification level.

     Please note that you must have your union card and be current with your dues.

     We recommend that you take a commercial painting test preparation seminar before testing. 

 

WHAT AM I TESTING FOR? 

P1, P2, P3, and Journey Levels, in Commercial Painting.

 

WHAT IS THE TEST?

The testing is comprised of written and skills based testing. The written test is about a fifth of the test.  Skills testing carries the most weight. The skills portion covers the types of things Painters do everyday on the job. If you are interested in testing to make your wage portable, please contact FTINW at (206) 762-8332 to reserve a testing date.  You may test after your Health & Safety classes are completed and you are in good standing with the union.

Using Blueprint and Schedules, you will be asked to: Cut in, Brush and Roll Walls Using Multiple Colors of Latex; Apply Alkyd Materials by Brushing, Rolling, Conventional and Airless Spray; and Apply Clear Finishes to Wood.  All Paints, Masking Materials and Spray Equipment will be provided.  A Wide Range of Roller Covers and Brushes will be available.

Painters Should Wear Whites And Work Boots. Bring your Grip, Respirator Fit Card, and Respirator.

 

SCHEDULING A TEST - PRE-TEST REQUIREMENTS

  1. You may test after completing all the six (6) Health and Safety classes. Please note that both CPR/First Aid & Haz-Cert have expiration dates.If you have tested before, you must wait 1 full year or work 1,500 hours to test at a higher level.      
    • A. Confined Space
    • B. CPR/1st Aid (every 2 years)
    • C. Haz-Cert Awareness (every 3 years)
    • D. Scaffold User
    • E. Lift Training
    • F. Lead Awareness
  2. If you have tested before, you must wait  8 months or work 1,200 hours to test at a higher level.
  3. You may not test or schedule a test if you are suspended from the Union.
  4. You may schedule and test if: You are a "member in good standing; You are dropped, but you will NOT get a Journey card until working and paid up; You are Non Union, but will not get a Journey card until working for a Union Employer.
  5. Keep in mind -  the test requires at least an 8 hour commitment. You will NOT be paid company time to take this test
  6. Call (206) 762-8332 to Schedule your Test
  7. Mark it on your calendar
  8. Be there on time in your whites on your scheduled date.  Bring your Grip, Respirator Fit Card, and Respirator.

You may NOT test or schedule a test if ....

  • You are suspended from your Local.
  • You have not completed the six (6) health & safety classes.

You may schedule and Test if:

  • You are a "Member in good standing".
  • You are Dropped, but you will not get a Journey card until working and paid up.
  • You are Non Union, but you will not get a Journey card until working for a Union Employee.
  • You have completed the six (6) health & safety classes.

Please remember that once you start the Journey Test, you CANNOT quit. You will have to wait work 1,200 hours before you can test again.

Flowchart - Current Union Painter     Flowchart - Non-Union Painter

 

TEST DESCRIPTION - HANDS ON PORTION (80% OF SCORE)

Page 1 - Test Instructions

Page 2 - Skills Test #1

Page 3 - Skills Test #2

Page 4 - Skills Test #3

Page 5 - Skills Test #4

Page 6 - Skills Test #5

Page 7 - Skills Test #6

Page 8 - Skills Test #7

Page 9 -Page Skills Test #8

Page 10 - Metal cabinet used in #8

Page 11 - Skills Test #9 - Wall A

Page 12 - Blueprint Mock-up

Page 13 - Paint Schedule #3

Page 14 - Interior Finish Schedule

Page 15 - DoorSchedule #3

Page 16 - Scoring Breakdown

 

WRITTEN TEST STUDY GUIDE  (20% OF SCORE)

Introduction to Safety and Health

Federal & State Regulations-Osha / Wisha

Chemical Hazard Communication

Respiratory Hazards

Lead/Silica Awareness

Fire & Safety Prevention

Electrical Safety

Ladders

Scaffold User

Manlift

Confined Space

Lockout Tagout

Emergency Response - CPR / First Aid

Introduction to Spray Painting

Conventional Airspray

HVLP Conventional Airspray

Airless Spray Painting

Introduction to Film Finishes

Surface Preparation

Paint Failure

Blueprint Reading

Colormixing