SPARC, Surface Preparation Academic Resource Center

is a surface preparation training program, taught by factory experts skilled in Blastrac equipment and hand tools.

"The best thing about SPARC is that it teaches participants what to use when and how to use the products, as well as how to lower operating costs by being more efficient," said Jonn Rippman, Blastrac National Sales Manager and Training Director. "SPARC takes the mystery out of the surface preparation process."

SPARC is a comprehensive training program on popular surface preparation methods and equipment. The course is designed for contractors, coatings specifiers, facility owners, architects, engineers and others involved with application, specification or use of coatings.

The two and one-half day program includes discussion of common surface preparation methods such as shot blasting, diamond grinding, scraping and scarification. Participants are taught when to use different surface preparation techniques, based on job site characteristics, specified coatings, desired results and costs.

The instructor also includes discussion of industry standards and testing methods. Students’ training is focused primarily on intensive hands-on instruction, including training in the start-up, use and maintenance of equipment.

Space is limited so please contact us for scheduled dates.

Classes are held at the Blastrac factory in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. To request information, call 1-800-256-3440 or click here.