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Define A Path That Fits Your Lifestyle

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The Life You Want Starts Now.

Start your career now. Earn while you learn. Specialize in residential or commercial painting. Whichever direction you want to take, you can design your career the way you want it.


Painting is a career that lets you truly leave work at work – giving you time for the other important pursuits in your life.


Painting empowers you to take on challenges, build skills, achieve your potential – and start your own business if you want to.


Why go to the same workplace every day? When you paint, the whole world is your office – without that whole “tied to a desk” thing.

Here's How You Get There

You Are Here
Join a Crew
Start with a full-time job.
Train as an Apprentice
Combine on-the-job training with technical instruction to become a skilled craftsperson.
Learn on the Job
Learn from peers and mentors to develop your skills as a professional painter.
Lead a Crew
Oversee a crew on assignments, report progress and learn how to manage people and projects.
Become a Supervisor
Manage Operations
Go Independent, Build Your Own Business

Get prepared to paint your path

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Take an online course and discover how to start building your skills as a painter.

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Find tips, tools and how-tos for getting started and growing your paint contracting business.