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Painting Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the current Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Painting Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Painting merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Explain the proper safety procedures to follow when preparing surfaces and applying coatings.
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2 a: Explain three ways that coatings can improve a surface.
Requirement 2 b: Explain where you would apply enamel paint, flat paint, wood stain, and varnish, and explain the importance of sheen.
Requirement 2 c: Tell why each is best for these uses.
Requirement 3: Prepare and paint two different surfaces using patching materials or caulking and the proper primers and topcoats. Suggested projects include an interior or exterior wall, a door, a piece of furniture, a concrete wall or floor, a porch rail, or a fence. Your counselor must preapprove the projects.
First surface prepared and painted
Second surface prepared and painted
Requirement 4: Prepare and paint an item using harmonizing colors that you have selected using the color wheel in the Painting merit badge pamphlet.
Prepared and painted an item
Requirement 5: Show the right way to use, clean, maintain, and store painting equipment.
Requirement 6: Explain the importance of ladder safety, personal hygiene, and the use of personal protective equipment when painting.
Requirement 7: Explain some of the environmental and health issues concerning removing paint, applying paint, and discarding old paint.
Requirement 8: Find out about career opportunities in the painting craft. Discuss the training and experience required, and explain why this profession might interest you.