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Protective measures & safety precautions

*SDSs are a widely used system for cataloging information on chemicals, chemical compounds, and chemical mixtures

• Instructions for safe use
• Potential hazards associated with certain materials/ingredients
• Spill-handling procedures
• Handling & storage
Level #1: For temporary construction

Level #2: Garages, warehouses, storage areas

Level #3: Houses/office walls to be sprayed with medium or heavy drywall texture

Level #4: Houses/office walls to be sprayed with light drywall textures

Level #5: Highest level for smooth walls
- "NON-Texture Walls"
How many drywall textures are there?ThreeWhat are the different types of drywall textures?1. Orange Peel (light, medium, heavy) 2. Knockdown texture 3. Popcorn ceiling texture *Hint: You have used all 3 spray cansHow do you repair a seam in drywall?Apply 1 or 2 coats of drywall mud, joint compound, or 5 min. hot mudHow do you clean an airless sprayer?Step #1: Remove left-over paint Step #2: Run soapy water through hose & airless pump (approx. 4-5 gallons of water) Step #3: Remove paint fillers from gun & airless pump, then clean w/ soapy water Step #4: Place paint fillers back and run pump saver material *Hint: Pump saver is color BLUEWhat are some advantages and disadvantages of using an Airless Paint Sprayer vs. a Conventional Paint Sprayer?Using an airless paint sprayer Advantages: • Time efficiency to paint large areas • More effective for large paint projects • More speed Disadvantages: • It creates more over spray than a conventional paint sprayerWhich concrete product paint material do you use to prevent stains on concrete?Amerlock Sealer Prep: Sweep, apply detergent, power washWhich oil-based primer should you use when painting a surface with oil-based paint?KILZ oil-based primer or Cover Stain oil-based primerHow would you prep a plastic item (chair, table, toy, etc.)?Step #1: Clean the item with soap and water Step #2: Lightly sand the plastic surface with sand paper Step #3: Once prep is complete, wipe down the plastic with alcohol or thinner Step #4: Apply a plastic primerWhich primer should you use for plastic?KILZ Adhesion Bonding PrimerHow do you repair a hole or dent on a metal door?Step #1: Mask around affected area Step #2: Degrease affected area Step #3: Scrape away loose paint/rust Step #4: Sand around affected area/hole Step #5: Apply Bondo material (dries approx. 10 min.) Add another coat if needed. Step #6: Sand smooth (with sand paper or sanding block) Step #7: Ultra grip primer/Amerlock primer Step #8: Finish coat/Top coat (Dunn Edwards Spartawall)How do you repair a wall or ceiling that has mold/mildew/water damage? What steps would you take?Step #1: Cut out wet (drywall, sheetrock) Step #2: Install a dehumidifier to dry other wet areas (wood, cabinets, etc.) Step #3: Once dry, apply Mold Killing Primer to affected wood/drywall Step #4: Install purple (drywall, sheetrock, gypsum board) which is mold resistant Step #5: Apply primer and finish/top coatHow do yo prep and paint a rusty or corroded pipe?Step #1: Scrape & remove the rust using a wire brush & sand paper Step #2: Wash down the pipe with a thinner or degreaser Step #3: Apply primer (Amerlock or ultra grip primer) Step #4: Once primer is dry, apply a finish coat of paintHow do you color match a paint?1. 5-1 Tool - to get a paint chip from wall (or utility knife) 2. Take it to Dunn Edwards/Sherwin Williams and have them color match it 3. Use iPhone app to color match wall colorWhat experience do you have with fiberglass repairs on a sink or shower tub? Can you talk about the prep you performed and the materials you used?Step #1: Prep the area - Wash the affected area w/ detergent or thinner - Prep the affected area w/ sand paper Step #2: Apply Bondo material on hole/affected area, allow material to dry 30 min. Step #3: Once dry, sand to a smooth surface using sand paper Step #4: Touch-up area with spray can paint for sink/tubsWhat is an example of a time you had a conflict with a co-worker? How did you solve it? What was the outcome?Give an example of a time that you made a mistake at work. What steps did you take to correct this mistake?Why do you want to work here? What interests you about this role?• Hiring managers often include this question to make sure you understand the role and give you an opportunity to highlight your relevant skills. In addition to thoroughly reading the job description, it can be helpful to compare the role requirements against your skills and experience. Choose a few things you particularly enjoy or excel at, and focus on those in your answer.Strengths/weaknesses ?What do you know about the company?Why are you the best candidate for this position?/Why should we hire you?"Do you have any questions for us?"- What do you enjoy most about working there? - How did you get to the position you are in today? (People love talking about themselves, so just be personable) -What is the next step in the hiring process?/When can I expect to hear back? - By when does the department hope to extend someone an offer? - Whom should I reach out to if I have any further questions? -Will I be working most of the time individually? Or with a team? - What are some of the challenges someone in this position may face? - What would successes look like in this role?What did you like most and what did you least like about your last job position?