Spray finishing in-class training scheduled for July 5 in Ontario

Attend the spray finishing training event, July 5.

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The Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario, or the WMCO, is offering its WMCO Finishing Training program on July 5. 

Training will be held at:

Conestoga College - Doon Campus, Woodworking Center 
229 Doon Valley Drive - Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
Wednesday, July 5th, 2023, from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
 Lunch, Materials, and Finishing Simulator Included!

Seating is limited to 15, so sign up early to avoid disappointment! Training is eligible for funding under the Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG) with optional Phase 2.

The day-long training event includes practical training on a state-of-the-art spray simulator in Phase 1; Optional Phase 2 is at your plant.

Led by David Blackler, professor and finishing technologist at Conestoga College.

Designed to start or accelerate the continuous improvement process in your finishing department and is best suited for new and experienced spray operators and finishing department management.

Theory - Brief Industry Overview 

  • HVLP Spray Equipment – the pros and cons
  • Airless – Air Assist – the pros and cons 

Typical Spray Material:

  • Stains – spray, wipe, water-based, solvent-based…
  • Sealer and Topcoats
  • Pigmented lacquer 

Trouble Shooting (identifying the root causes) 

  • Quality Assurance and Process Control 
  • Training on the Virtual Spray System 
  • Adjusting Spray Guns 
  • Application Techniques 

NOTE: Participants are graded with an overall score from virtual system to help identify cost saving potential! 

Click to download a detailed course outline.


  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Classroom Theory
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Catered Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Practical Shop Training using Simulators

Member Pricing: $495.00 + HST
Non-Member Pricing: $900.00 + HST
Those taking Phase 1 must register and pay online

Optional Phase 2: ON-SITE TRAINING:
Possible government subsidy is available through the Canada-Ontario job grant (COJG) for the in-house training costs!

NOTE: Funding is not available if you are attending Phase 1 only.

Click to download a detailed course outline.

Give your finishing department training and tools to accelerate your continuous improvement process, from the convenience of their work environment. Training can be customized to meet your unique needs.

Member Pricing: $4995.00 + HST 
Non-Member Pricing: $8995.00 + HST   

If intending to pursue Phase 2 and wish to access funding, please contact your Regional COJG Service Provider. 



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