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Painting Industry News

painter wearing overalls

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Why Painters Wear White

Why do painters wear white? Traditional reasons, and modern practicality mean that white is the colour of choice for clothing for professional painters

Author: Daniel Wurm
30 Aug 2022
white paint house

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Why White Isnt Right

Why painting your house the colour white is a bad idea. The trouble with white. White is described as cold, bland, and sterile. Rooms painted completely white can seem spacious, but empty and unfriendly.

Author: Daniel Wurm
14 Feb 2022
MPA Imperial Coatings Award Winners

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Imperial Coatings - Multi-Award Winners

At an elaborate ceremony held by the ‘MPA’ in October, ‘Imperial Coatings’ was duly presented with the highest accolade of ‘Overall Winner’ in the ‘Queensland MPA Excellence Awards’

Author: Jim Baker
24 Jan 2022
Work life balance

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Strategic Areas to Improve Work Life Balance for Tradies

Work Life Balance is possible although, at times, it is something that seems quite out of reach. One of the most common misconceptions is that time is money - and the more time spent working results in more money and greater happiness.

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Putting on a New Employee

What are painting contractor's obligations when putting on a new employee? Hints and tips for painting employers of apprentices and employees

Author: NPDI
01 Jun 2021
Painters Licence Mutual Recognition

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Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) of Painters Licences

AMR will allow a painter who is licensed or registered for an occupation in one jurisdiction to be considered registered to perform the same activities in another, without going through further application processes or paying additional registration fees.

Author: Daniel Wurm
09 Feb 2021
Coronavirus painter

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Coronavirus and the Painting Industry

Six ways the coronavirus will affect the painting industry, how to prepare your business

Author: Daniel Wurm
15 Mar 2020
Victorian Painters Registration and Licensing

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Registration for Painters and Decorators in Victoria

How will registration and licensing for painters in Victoria affect you? What do you need to know? Getting your Victorian Painters Licence

Author: Daniel Wurm
08 Dec 2019
Painting drone

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Painting Australia in the 2020's

What are the top 6 trends in the painting industry for the coming decade 2020 and onwards? Intumescent coatings, climate change, electric utes and energy efficiency

Author: Daniel Wurm
21 Nov 2019
RPL assessment

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The Facts About RPL for Painters

What are the facts about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for painters and painter's licencing?

Author: Daniel Wurm
30 Jun 2019
On-line training

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Five Myths About On-line Learning

Is classroom training better than e-learning? What do the facts show?

Author: Daniel Wurm
12 Apr 2019
Industrial manslaughter

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The Case for Industrial Manslaughter

What is industrial manslaughter and why was it introduced?

Author: James Thompson
01 Apr 2019
Casual vs Full-time

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Employing Casuals vs Employing Full-time

Many people would agree that keeping a constant workflow and steady employees is a difficult task for any business owner or manager within the construction industry.

Author: James Thompson
21 Mar 2019
Texture coat

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Employee Entitlements

What are your employees entitled to? What benefits should they get besides wages?

Author: James Baker
28 Feb 2019
Apprenticeship training

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Important Changes to Painting and Decorating Course

Changes to Certificate III Painting and Decorating, new units, subjects and what it means for apprentices and employers

Author: Daniel Wurm
08 Jan 2019
Lead paint flaking

Press Release

Proposed NSW Home Building Regulations to Cost the Economy

Proposed changes to NSW Home Building Regulations will cost the economy, according to peak industry bodies

Author: Daniel Wurm
17 Aug 2018
Lead Paint Hazard

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Proposed Changes to Licensing a Risk to NSW Consumers

Proposed changes to NSW Painters Licensing are a significant health risk to NSW home owners

Author: Daniel Wurm
17 Aug 2018
Customer Service

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New Customer Service Course for Painters

A new course has been created for painters to improve their customer service skills

Author: Daniel Wurm
02 May 2018
Pre-fab factory

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Pre-fabrication and Modular Construction Set to Disrupt Painting Industry

The pre-fabrication and modular construction industry is set to disrupt the painting industry as the building industry becomes a manufacturing industry

Author: Daniel Wurm
14 Apr 2018