Known for its industry-leading painter’s tapes, FrogTape® brand has introduced the Rookie Painter’s Handbook, a free, downloadable training tool geared toward new painters. It is a supplement to on-the-job training that can save painting companies time by providing new hires with helpful information about basic techniques and common trade tools, as well as communication skills and leadership tips. The handbook offers novice painting professionals an advantage by helping them become better craftsmen, teammates, and employees, as well as developing their customer relationship skills.

“The Rookie Painter’s Handbook is a foundational resource that goes beyond knowledge gained on the jobsite,” said Patti LaPorte, director, Paint and Masking Tapes, Shurtape Technologies, LLC. “It’s one part of a well-rounded training process that apprentices need in order to succeed in the industry — and contractors need to build strong painting crews.”

The contents of the handbook cover best practices in prepping, painting, on-the-job safety, how to choose paints, brushes, sprayers, and tapes for various applications, and navigating the professional landscape of coworkers and customers.

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