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Airless Spray Basic (C12)

Airless Spray Basic (C12) 



Course Description

This program assesses the skills of sprayers who have a minimum of 800 hours applying protective coatings with airless spray in an industrial or marine environment. Candidates are certified through a brief certification written exam and a practical hands-on skill assessment. This course is designed to train and certify marine/industrial applicators to operate airless spray equipment. 


Course Content

  Introduction/Overview of Airless Spray Equipment Operational Systems      
  Proper Mixing Techniques
  Proper Spray Techniques
  Convention Spray (optional)


Benefits of Attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  Discuss the advantages of airless spray technology
  Recognize the importance of when and how coatings are mixed prior to airless spray
  Apply airless spray coatings to steel and concrete in a manner that meets the requirements of a given job specification


Course Format


The classroom session consists of training on the fundamentals of airless spray technology: spraying protective coatings using airless spray pumps (e.g., material ratio; material viscosity; mixing; ambient conditions for application and curing; product data sheets; material safety data sheets; spray technique); equipment operation; troubleshooting basics and lessons learned; coating materials appropriate for airless spray, and quality control basics.


Certification Exam and Hands-On Assessment:

On the day two of class a certification written exam is given. Once the written exam is completed, a tailgate safety meeting is conducted to review safe gun operating procedures, including troubleshooting and signals, before the hands-on session takes place.

The hands-on assessment requires each candidate to spray coatings on a steel test panel constructed in accordance with ASTM D 4228 and to meet the coating manufacturer’s product data sheet (PDS) requirements. Candidates must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the hands-on session and must be able to answer questions about troubleshooting if things go wrong with the spray pump operation.

Those who successfully complete the C12 certification program will receive a certificate and wallet identification card from SSPC. Candidates wishing to achieve the C12 certification must pass the written exam with a score of 70% and the hands-on exam with a score of 80%. 


Who Should Attend:

Contractors, project supervisors, and craftworkers involved in applying airless spray technology.