Painting and Decorating Contractor (California)

Course Details:

The Painting and Decorating (C-33) Examination is divided into six major sections. These sections are:

1. Painting Project Planning and Estimation (28%)

  1. Assessment of job site conditions
  2. Materials selection
  3. Materials calculation
  4. Equipment and tools

2. Minor Demolition and Repair (11%)

  1. Causes of paint failure
  2. Substrate repair
  3. Removal of wallcoverings

3. Surface Preparation (23%)

  1. Site protection
  2. Preparation of sound surfaces
  3. Preparation of contaminated surfaces
  4. Preparation of failed coatings
  5. Preparation of surfaces for wallcovering
  6. Pressure washing
  7. Repair of holes and cracks

4. Paint Application (14%)

  1. Application of primers
  2. Application of finishes
  3. Application of specialty coatings

5. Wood Staining and Finishing (7%)

  1. Exterior surfaces
  2. Interior surfaces
  3. Refinishing

6. Safety (17%)

  1. Hazard identification
  2. Elevated work
  3. Personal protection
  4. Waste disposal

*Percentages are approximate*

How the Program Works:

This software teaches you the trade, laws, codes, rules and regulations plus the details of your particular Trade and Profession.

For every question there are several multiple-choice options, one of which is correct. If you pick the wrong answer, the program will show you the correct answer, why that answer is correct, and a full explanation of the basic principles being studied.

Instead of trying to memorize the answers, you are using this CD as a tutoring tool to give you the facts about the subject. With this method you gain a complete understanding of the subject matter as listed above.

At the same time that you are practicing the practice exams for the state test, you are also learning the data and facts about your trade so that you have a complete understanding of it. If you understand something well, you then can answer the test question correctly no matter in how many ways the question is asked.

At the end of the test you will be shown your score as a percentage as well as a list of all the questions you missed so that you can restudy that area and correct your mistakes. You can simply continue testing until you pass at a 95% passing rate at that point you are ready to take your exam.

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