The Alberta Painting Contractors Association (APCA) represents the major players in the Alberta painting industry with a focus on commercial and industrial projects.

APCA supports a skilled workforce providing quality service. APCA awards annual scholarships to assist apprentices seeking their journeyman trade designation in painting and decorating. Luncheon meetings are held from September through June to keep members advised of Association activities and to provide a forum for guest speakers with topics of direct relevance to the industry.

Inspection and Guarantee Program

APCA is the approved quality control association for the Inspection Program in Alberta. This Inspection Program was developed by the Master Painters Institute (MPI) in order to guarantee the use of quality products and proper procedures by qualified tradespeople. The paint contract may only be 5% of the total project cost but 85% of the finished product is judged on the first impression made by the painting and decorating.

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Learn How to Install 54” Commercial Vinyl – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

The event will reschedule when possible.

In this 2-day extensive workshop lead by Colin Evans, Owner of Kellco Custom Painting in Penticton, BC, you will learn the following basic requirements of installing 54” commercial vinyl.

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FREE PAINT RECYCLING EVENTS for businesses and commercial painters IN CALGARY

To better serve Calgary, spring 2020 commercial paint roundups will be held at two locations on the following Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ReNue Recycling
6224–29 Street SE
April 14
May 12
June 9
Shepard Landfill
12111–68 Street SE
March 31
April 28
May 26
June 30

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Giving Back!

In August 2018 our friend and QA Paint Inspector, Wilf Grapentin passed away. APCA decided to start a scholarship in his name. Since the provincial government has suspended the Painting & Decorating program in Alberta, we decided to do something else. So yesterday we donated $10,000 in Wilf’s name to The Calgary Dream Centre, specifically their woodwork shop.

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Caution: Read this article before you agree to use a 3rd party pre-qualification company

What you may not know, but should, is that a data amalgamator has latched onto the brilliant opportunity of collecting data from the construction sector and offering it for sale. Not only that, they have figured out how you, a contractor, will help finance their business development. Read more attached.

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