Requirement 1: Explain the proper safety procedures to follow when preparing surfaces and applying coatings.
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2a: Explain three ways that coatings can improve a surface.
Requirement 2b: Explain where you would apply enamel paint, flat paint, wood stain, and varnish, and explain the importance of sheen.
Requirement 2c: 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.
Requirement 4: Prepare and paint an item using harmonizing colors that you have selected using the color wheel in the *Painting* merit badge pamphlet.
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.