The Paint Quality Institute (PQI) is considered the leader in educating paint professionals and consumers on advances in technology and the use of today’s innovative products for both protection and decoration. PQI was founded in 1989 in Philadelphia with the initial goal of educating consumers, contractors and retailers on the advantages of using the highest quality paints and coatings. Today, PQI also delivers information on cutting-edge trends such as color, decorative techniques, and innovative ways to use paint.
PQI University Training programs are based on in-depth experience and practical findings generated by the Institute’s broad range of testing facilities located in 14 sites worldwide. At these facilities, paint formulations are subjected to real-life conditions and their performance monitored over time. There are currently 30,000 panels and over 120,000 paints on exposure at our Spring House, PA facility alone, and more than a million paints have been evaluated at this site.
The courses contained in the University provide top-quality information on a wide range of topics and are geared towards homeowners, who may want to improve their knowledge and expertise, as well as professionals who are committed to learning the most up to date information.
There are three in-depth courses which include information on the basic ingredients of paint and how those ingredients impact performance as well as modules on exterior and interior painting.
No matter whether you are planning to paint your home yourself, a professional painter increasing skills and knowledge or a store sales associate with the goal of better servicing customers through increased paint knowledge, the courses in PQI University will meet your needs.
All courses are open to both paint professionals and the general public for a one-time fee of $40.00 payable by credit card.
Please begin with Paint and It's Ingredients.
Those who complete the training may print an acknowledgeable right from our website.