Surface Preparation and Paint Application for Power Tool Cleaning Operators and Brush and Roll Paint

C6
2 Day Course
5 Year Certification Term

Surface Preparation and Paint Application for Power Tool Cleaning Operators and Brush and Roll Paint Applicators (C6)

This course is designed to instruct industrial/marine painters in proper hand and power tool surface preparation methods and brush and roller coating application, in accordance with good paint practice.

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How to achieve certification

  1. Enroll and complete course requirements

    Register for a Surface Preparation and Paint Application for Power Tool Cleaning Operators and Brush and Roll Paint Applicators (C6) Course offering

    Note: Registering for this course includes the written and practical certification exams

  2. Ensure all prerequisite forms are filled out and returned to AMPP

    C6 Prerequisite Form

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Prerequisites

Students wishing to achieve the C6 Certification must pass the written and hands-on exams.

Each student must also obtain written confirmation from his or her employer's human resource manager that the student has done a minimum of 150 documented hours experience in hand and power tool surface preparation and brush and roller coating application in an industrial or marine environment prior to qualifying for the C6 Certification.

The following items must be submitted to SSPC no later than two weeks before the scheduled course:

Please note: In order to be eligible for C6 Certification Program, the pre-requisite form must be completed and signed by your HR Manager and given to SSPC two weeks prior to the course start date. Failure to fill out the form truthfully, or any instance of providing inaccurate information, will result in immediate denial or revocation of the C6 Certification. Failure to cooperate with the program instructors, or properly prepare for the hands-on Certification session.

Related courses

Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Level 1

Spray Application Certification (C12)

Abrasive Blaster Certification (C7)

Who should attend?

Personnel who must learn the proper hand and power tool surface preparation methods and brush and roller coating application methods for coating application on steel and metal structures and their components.

Benefits of attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how paint/coatings are used to control corrosion
  • Recognize the tools and methods described in the SSPC standards and Good Painting Practice (Vol 1) for hand-and power-tool cleaning
  • Demonstrate proper brush and roll application
  • Demonstrate proper use of the wet film thickness gage to measure film thickness after brush and roll application
  • Describe those tests used to determine cure
  • Recognize safety hazards commonly associated with hand and power tool cleaning and brush and roll application

Course content

  • Corrosion basics
  • Corrosion control process
  • Solvent cleaning
  • Hand-tool cleaning to SSPC-SP 2
  • Power-tool cleaning to SSPC-SP 3, 11, and 15
  • Assessing surface cleanliness according to SSPC-VIS 3
  • Coating basics for brush and roll application
  • Brush and roll application
  • Use of wet and dry film thickness gages
  • Determining the extent of curing

Course format

  • Lecture and discussions
  • Demonstrations and workshops
  • Course written final exam (closed book)
  • Course practical exam

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual.

To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend all 16 hours of the course and pass the written exam with 70% and the hands-on exam with a score of 90%.

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