We started our training program in 2018 after several requests from our YouTube viewers. It’s gone through several changes over the years, all of which have made the program better.
Our new shop is located at 131 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 3, Hollister, MO 65672, right next to Sherwin Williams.
Our training is a 3-day on-site course and costs $2500 for one person. This is a one-on-one training.
So what do you get for your money, besides our awesome training? You’ll get:
- We’ll give you a stencil package of the most popular rifle and pistol-sized patterns ($300 value)
- Ten mylar patterns that we’ll teach you how to use and add WOW to your projects ($150 value)
- A bound training manual we created so that you can reference it once you’re home (priceless…lol)
- A stainless steel tumbler you’ll coat and take home to show off
- Free lunches (and we make good food!)
If you have a company logo you’d like us to cut into stencils, we’ll need that vector file at least two weeks in advance.
The things we cover during training include:
- Shop setup
- Equipment and upgrades
- HVLP setup and care
- Spray techniques, both basic and advanced
- Custom and standard colors
- Basic and advanced stenciling
- Tips and tricks
- Advanced effects
- Cerakote series overview
- Small business tips
- Paperwork and licensing including FFL and SOT
- Advertising and gun shows
- And much, much more.
We recommend that you show up with a list of questions and project ideas. If you have questions prior to training about the projects you’ll be doing, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.
Our shop is 4000 square feet with about ⅔ of that being the shop and ⅓ being offices. We have at least two of most of our equipment so there’s more than enough for each attendee to get their projects done.
We recommend each person bring one rifle and one pistol. We also recommend you bring your HVLP gun because they all spray a little different, including the LPH-80. We’ll be happy to help you set it up during training.
We recommend that you ship your projects or drop them off so that we have them at least 24 hours before your training starts so that we have time to degrease them and gas them out.
Guns that arrive for training should be broken down prior to being dropped off or shipped. We do not have a gunsmith on staff.
If you have the ability to sandblast your projects prior to dropping them off or mailing them, it saves up to a full day of training time by having this done before we start. Please sandblast with either 100 grit red garnet or 100 grit aluminum oxide.
If you’d like to bring a respirator, we recommend the 3M organic vapor respirator with the pink filters.
If you’re flying in or if your projects don’t get completely done by the end of training and need to be mailed back to you, we’ll be happy to box them up and ship them. We’ll just send you an invoice for the exact amount of shipping costs. If you’re flying in, the nearest airport is the Branson Springfield Airport. The airport is about a 50 minute drive to Branson.
The hotel we’ve found that is most convenient to our shop and has had the best feedback from attendees is the Hampton Inn at Branson Hills.
As far as refunds, up to six weeks prior to your training dates, you have the choice to either reschedule or have a full refund. Two to six weeks from your training date, we are happy to either reschedule or give 1/2 of your fee back. If it is less than two weeks from your training date we’d be happy to reschedule your training class, but are unable to offer a refund.