• Compliant Water Based Finishing (WBF 501)

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    WBF 501 – Course Description

    Compliant Finishing Technologies (WBF 501).  Learn how to produce beautiful, durable  finishes with water-reducible lacquers, varnishes, & tough two component, water-based urethane finishes, in this valuable two-day seminar.  We will train you to become highly successful in water-based coatings as well as protecting our environment and creating a safe, healthful workplace.

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    Don’t see a date that fits your schedule?  AWFI will work with you to set up a class at your convenience.  Call 1 (888) 840-2934 to discuss dates.  You may also be interested in Consortium Training, or On-Site Company Training, or In-Lab Training.

WBF 501 Course Brochure


  • Why Use Water-Based Coatings?

    Are you fearful of being unable to meet EPA’s sometimes stringent environmental regulations?  Are your employees suffering from health issues as a result of using solvent based systems?  Do you need to reduce your VOC’s to comply with regulatory demands? Water-based finishing systems will help you solve these problems and concerns.

  • Process Training

    Learn new sanding and preparation processes vital to water-based finishing success.  We will teach you equipment selection, coating applications, equipment set ups, and methods to handle and cure water-based products to produce beautiful durable finishes.

  • Water Based Finishing System Selection

    Remember when water-based finishes were promoted as the answer for all environmental finishing issues?  You may have tried water reducible coatings and experienced disappointing results.  In this seminar you will learn what water-based systems to use and which applications are best suited for water-based coatings.  You will learn water-based compatibilities with other finishing products and how to achieve results equivalent to solvent based systems.

  • Small Class Size (Max. 6-10)

    Hands On Training

  • Compliant Water Based Finishes

    Deliver the Right Solution


  • • New Employees & Personnel

    • Trainers

    • Finishing & Paint Shop Supervisors

    • Staining and Glazing Technicians

    • Department Managers

  • • Small & Mid Size Shop Owners

    • Color Designers and Stylists

    • Finishing Team Leaders

    • Quality Control Personnel

    • Line Operators

  • • Middle Management

    • Product & Equipment Supplier Salespeople

    • Process Engineers

    • Lean Manufacturing Team

Anyone who wants to improve or learn about finishing in order to gain a competitive advantage for your finishing operation is welcome to attend. 


  • Day One
    Session 1 – Lecture  |  Fundamentals of Water-Based Finishing
    Session 2 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Substrate Preparation & Inspection, Sanding Techniques & Procedures, Sanding Abrasives & Equipment
    Session 3 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Stain Selection & Application
    Session 4 – Lecture  |  Equipment Selection
    Session 5 – Lecture  |  Finishing Material Selection
    Session 6 – Hands-on  |  Sealer Applications

  • Day Two
    Session 1 – Lecture & Hands-on  | Sealer Sanding & De-Nibbing Procedures
    Session 2 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Topcoat Applications
    Session 3 – Lecture  |  Curing & Drying Processes
    Session 4 – Hands-on  |  Equipment Clean-up & Repair
    Session 5 – Lecture  |  Troubleshooting & Touch-up/Repair
    Session 6 – Roundtable  |  Problem Solving & Participant Interaction

Please Note: Course can be customized based on your specific shop applications

  • Learn High Quality Water Based Finishing

  • Great for Meeting Industry Requirements

PRICING:  Compliant Water Based Finishing Course

In-Lab Price:  $ 1,095 /person

Call (888) 840 – 2934 for Consortium & On-Site Pricing

Compliant Water Based Finishing Training Course Includes…

  • Two Days of Compliant Water Based Finishing Instruction

  • Certificate of Completion

  • All Course-related Handouts & Lecture Material

  • Catered in Lunch

Pre-Requisites:  No pre-requisites required.

Discount(s):  No discounts available at this time.

How to Enroll

  • Choose Any In-Lab Training Course offerings from AWFI

  • Download a Seminar/Course Registration Form Below

  • Email the completed Registration Form to info@awfi.org.

    Call (888) 840-2934 anytime for questions and to provide payment information.

  • Multiple Attendees Discount

    Receive a 30% Discount for same company and same classes. (Excludes AFF 402 & CMW 410+)

  • Solution Package

    Check out a bundled Solution Package with Finish Genius Pro+ and receive a discount on In-Lab Training.


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  • Customized Training….Always Available

    If you have a specific requirement in mind for your In Lab Training Facility personnel, get in touch and we will customize the program to get you results.  Use the form below or call (888) 840 – 2934 to get started.

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    Check out our Solution Packages, which include training in any seminar along with Finish Genius Pro+ and take your training to the next level for years to come.