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Knowledge Test

PPT will provide three words, phrases or questions, which will progressively become more challenging to answer.
Answer question 1 correctly and you achieve the Apprentice Level.
Answer questions 1 & 2 correctly and you achieve the Journeyman Level.
Answer questions 1, 2 & 3 correctly and you achieve the Master level.

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Apprentice Level:

Shellac is made from?
 From ground shells and orange glue
 Alcohol solvents
 Bug secretion
 Oil based paint

Journeyman Level:

Define "Pot Life".
 How long paint will last in a pot before skinning over or developing resins grains
 The time interval that material is usable after a catalyst has been added
 The length of time it takes the craftsman to apply what is in the container
 Coffee break with smoking or unsafe activity at work

Master Level:

Define "efflorescence" and the cause.
 Salt deposits from water migration to the outer surface
 A texture effect with stucco
 Power washing brick before the application of a water proof coating
 Mixing joint compound with interior paint to prepare for a pressed finish

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Monday, December 17, 2018 - Take it!
  • The 2018 Paint Professional Craftsman Awards were celebrated at the stadium of Major Baseball League’s Washington Nationals in front of nearly 41,000 people last July.
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  • A recent U.S. statistical report showed that specialty trade (and likely paint professionals) wages are highest in:
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - Take it!
  • Recently the American Ladder Institute published a new industry standard for stepstools:
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - Take it!
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) offers ConsensusDocs for construction professionals
  • The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard includes required information that is noted in
  • By 2030, at the future construction site, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be
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