In this lesson, you will learn about the selection and the use of paints and the methods required for safely
handling and storing paint materials.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
You will learn to describe correct procedures for choosing protective-coating
materials and the proper methods for storing and handling such materials.
You will be given the material contained in this lesson.
You must complete the lesson and the practice exercise.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the TM 5-800 series, TM 5-
618, EM 1110-2-3400, AFJI 48-107, and NFPA 101.
As a painter, one of your concerns is being able to select the correct paint or covering to apply to a
surface. In addition, you should be able to handle and store these materials effectively without loss or
damage to them.
Why do we paint? What is the best protective coating to use? How can I do a professional job of
painting? How can I mix the correct colors? How should I store protective coatings? These are
questions that you, as a protective-coating specialist, will probably ask yourself. By studying this
lesson, you should be able to answer them.
2-1. Painting Terms. The following are some of the common terms found in protective-coating
materials that you will encounter in this lesson as well as throughout the ACCP. They will assist you
with your understanding of protective coatings.