Sherwin-Williams Announces New 2018 Aerospace Coatings Training Program

Sherwin-Williams has announced its new 2018 aerospace coatings training program schedule, designed to provide painting professionals with the continuous training required to stay current on the most up-to-date aviation coatings products and application methods available. Designed for both MRO and OEM instruction, the hands-on and classroom training includes instruction for varying levels of experience from paint repair and surface prep to applying new chrome-hazard free primers and composite surfacer systems, to application tips and techniques for spraying the latest in technology-driven high-quality topcoats and clearcoats.

The 2018 Aerospace Coatings Training Program schedule includes a series of two-day classes on:

• February 21-22, 2018
• April 25-26, 2018
• June 20-21, 2018
• September 12-13, 2018
• November 7-8, 2018

All classes will be held onsite at the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Andover (Wichita) Kan. training facility.

This year’s training will focus on the brand’s latest basecoat/clearcoat exterior aerospace paint system, SKYscapes and SKYscapes GA (General Aviation) and its special effects system, SKYscapes Shimmer Basecoat. The SKYscapes systems deliver fast processing time, improved color and gloss retention, and provide easy maintenance. Training and mastering the SKYscapes paint system allows aviation maintenance repair facilities and their paint shops to augment production schedules and turnaround more paint jobs.

Attendees will also work with the brand’s traditional single-stage technology exterior coating systems, new JCX (designed for commercial aircraft), Jet Glo and Jet Glo Express – all polyester urethane coatings

Also covered in the 2018 training sessions is a section on Sherwin-Williams aircraft cabin coatings, including its systems like JetFlex, JetFlex WR and new JetFlex ELITE. Known for their outstanding stain resistance, JetFlex interior aircraft coatings are available as an intermix system for both semi-gloss and flat finishes.

“Our two-day training programs are designed for all levels of paint shop personnel. Our goal is to have every participant leave with inspiration and ideas to help them create the best paint jobs possible back at their own shops, on every plane, every time.” says Julie Voisin, Sherwin-Williams global product manager for Aerospace Coatings. “Through these training sessions, new technicians can become better acquainted with our products and the best aerospace coatings application techniques, while seasoned professionals can take time to refine their skills in an actual shop setting”

All training sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. A registration fee of $349 per-person includes classroom and hands-on training with skilled industry professionals, training book and related materials, all necessary safety equipment, catered lunch each day, and certified training certificate. The training center is equipped with many types of spray equipment, including electrostatic guns. Attendees may bring their own spray equipment if they prefer.

For information on the 2018 aerospace coatings training program go to http://www.swaerospace.com/about-us/training-services/ or visit www.swaerospace.com. For other Sherwin-Williams inquiries, call 1-888-888-5593.