Industrial Paint Training

Participants in industrial paint training courses learn about coat operation, hand-spraying techniques and powder-coating methodologies. Apprentices also familiarize themselves with spray painting, press-operating procedures and silk screen operation.

Academic Requirements

Industrial painting entails multi-limb coordination.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, industrial paint specialists usually have a high school diploma or GED certificate. Employers prefer individuals who have practical experience. Some industrial paint specialists hold a two-year degree from a vocational school.


According to a poll by the bureau, apprentice industrial paint specialists receive on-the-job training. Job candidates often must have anywhere from a few months to one year of experience and training with skillful professionals, indicates O*Net OnLine.

Industrial paint specialists learn how to weigh chemicals and coatings, select proper coatings, sprays and paints, operate spraying machinery and mix solutions using pumps.


According to O*Net OnLine, training sessions help a novice industrial paint specialist become adept with tools, such as paint and coating machinery, spraying equipment, dials and hand-wheels, as well as viscometers and automated paint-mixing equipment.

About the Author

Marquis Codjia is a New York-based freelance writer, investor and banker. He has authored articles since 2000, covering topics such as politics, technology and business. A certified public accountant and certified financial manager, Codjia received a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University, majoring in investment analysis and financial management.