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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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Wilf Grapentin Memorial Golf Tournament – September 16, 2021

Please join us for a day of golf, laughs and memories supporting a scholarship fund on behalf of Wilf!
Cost: $180.00 per player (GST included)

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Alberta Government Introduces Prompt Payment Legislation

Earlier today, Minister of Service Alberta, the Honourable Nate Glubish introduced the Builder’s Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020 that will bring prompt payment to Alberta.

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Congratulations to Kirk Beggs for obtaining his Master Paint Quality Assurance Specialist (M.PQA) designation!



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COVID-19 Policyand Procedures

The Alberta painting Contractors Association (APCA) is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely and are fully committed to protecting all personnel and others we encounter to the best of our ability.

Active participation is critical to stop the spread of the virus and keeping construction sites open. We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and circumstances are changing rapidly.

When performing QA paint inspections on job sites, the APCA inspectors will follow the site specific COVID-19 plansin placeon your job sites.

Our inspectors will not report to any project site if they have exhibitedany of the COVID-19 symptoms, such as:

  • A new dry cough
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • shortness of breath
  • aches and pains
  • sore throat

When conducting QA paint inspections, our inspectors will perform them maintaining physical distancing requirements.

Together we can ensure the construction industry stays an essential service, project sites stay open all our people keep working!

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

The event will rescheduled 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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