Compliant Finishing Technologies

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Class Description

Compliant Finishing Technologies (CFT 101).  Learn how to produce beautiful, durable  finishes with water-reducible lacquers, varnishes, & tough two component, water-based urethane finishes, in this valuable two-day seminar.  We will train you to become highly successful in water-based coatings as well as protecting our environment and creating a safe, healthful workplace.

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Upcoming CFT 101 Courses


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Participants Will Learn

  • Why Use Water-Based Coatings?
    Are you fearful of being unable to meet EPA’s sometimes stringent environmental regulations?  Are your employees suffering from health issues as a result of using solvent based systems?  Do you need to reduce your VOC’s to comply with regulatory demands? Water-based finishing systems will help you solve these problems and concerns.
  • Water Based Finishing System Selection
    Remember when water-based finishes were promoted as the answer for all environmental finishing issues?  You may have tried water reducible coatings and experienced disappointing results.  In this seminar you will learn what water-based systems to use and which applications are best suited for water-based coatings.  You will learn water-based compatibilities with other finishing products and how to achieve results equivalent to solvent based systems.
  •  Process Training
    Learn new sanding and preparation processes vital to water-based finishing success.  We will teach you equipment selection, coating applications, equipment set ups, and methods to handle and cure water-based products to produce beautiful durable finishes.

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Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to improve or learn about finishing in order to gain a competitive advantage for your finishing operation

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*Course Outline

Day One
Session 1 – Lecture  |  Fundamentals of Water-Based Finishing
Session 2 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Substrate Preparation & Inspection, Sanding Techniques & Procedures, Sanding Abrasives & Equipment
Session 3 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Stain Selection & Application
Session 4 – Lecture  |  Equipment Selection
Session 5 – Lecture  |  Finishing Material Selection
Session 6 – Hands-on  |  Sealer Applications

Day Two
Session 1 – Lecture & Hands-on  | Sealer Sanding & De-Nibbing Procedures
Session 2 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Topcoat Applications
Session 3 – Lecture  |  Curing & Drying Processes
Session 4 – Hands-on  |  Equipment Clean-up & Repair
Session 5 – Lecture  |  Troubleshooting & Touch-up/Repair
Session 6 – Roundtable  |  Problem Solving & Participant Interaction

*Course can be customized based on your specific shop applications

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Who: Open to all.  No pre-requisites required.
Cost: Only $1,095  |  Price includes all course-related materials and a complimentary catered-in lunch.

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Discounts Available

Discounts available if you sign up for two or more classes.

Coatings Courses will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Classes fill up quickly, so register today to reserve your seat.  Call 856-696-8467 or contact us to sign up today!

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Additional Information

Satisfaction Guarantee 
Your complete satisfaction is important to us. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, please notify your instructor and return your workshop materials at the end of the class, and we will issue you a refund or arrange for you to attend another AWFI program. It’s that easy!

Financial Policy
All seminars must be 100% prepaid before seminar start date. Payment may be made by check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing 30 days before seminar date will be refunded in full, less $100 cancellation fee. Written notification of cancellation 20 days before seminar date will be refunded 50% less a $200 cancellation fee. After 20 days prior to seminar date, entire class fee is due and non-refundable. Seminars may be transferred to another attendee with proper notification two days prior of scheduled seminar. No transfers from one seminar to another seminar will be allowed. Please call if you have any questions regarding this refund policy.

AWFI reserves the right to reschedule seminar dates depending on class enrollment levels.

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