We recently completed our 1 day flat glass training course with two guys Gordon & Rob who are in the Blind & Awning sector. After seeing the massive opportunity to bolt on a window film service to their businesses they decided to look at their options to attend a professional training course.
“Master Tinting was the most obvious choice for me when it came to making a final decision who I was going with. I did speak to another company but was put of by their unprofessionalism. Master Tinting had got excellent credentials and a proven track record, so I decided to book with them”
The important think to remember with our Architectural training or Flat Glass as it is sometimes called is that it is 70% theory based and 30% practical. Totally different to our car window tinting courses. The theory time is spent educating the trainees on all aspects of window film for commercial & residential applications.
As well as the window film itself we also cover how and where to find customers, what marketing collateral to use and best quoting practices for pricing jobs. As with all our courses the guys received an industry standard tool kit, a full operations manual along with many template documents to help them get started.
During the practical training with Rob and Gordon we covered many different types of windows for nearly every eventuality that they are likely to come across. We have a great training area with all types of window frames to get hands on with.
We cover every aspect of film application starting with measuring the glass with the correct bleed around the window, then cutting the film show both the ‘out of the box’ method or through our ‘Film Handler’ Cutting machine.
Both Rob & Gordon picked things up really quickly and we soon moved forward to demonstrating the correct procedure for preparing the glass to receive the film. This cleaning process is extremely important to get the best results before installing the film using any of the installation techniques. Both Rob & Gordan couldn’t believe the ease of using our ‘back roll’ technique – which is the process of handling a large amount of film and essentially rolling in onto the glass surface. This not only reduces contamination but also allows an installer to work alone and to also reduce installation time.
Lastly we went through squeegee techniques to get optimal water extraction to create the bond to the glass and trimming the edges of the film with our ‘5 way tool’. Rob & Gordon were extremely impressed with the result and how quickly they were able to our apply our training to get to a finished article.
By the end of the practical Rob and Gordon had a complete overview of the different films ranging from solar, security & polycarbonate types. Overall we had a great day with the guys and thoroughly enjoyed training them.
Here are few snippets from their feedback the gave us after their training:
“Everything was great about the course, really informative and great content” – Gordon
“Very professional standard of training and excellent technical content, I couldn’t of asked for more, and will defiantly be back for the car window tinting course next” – Rob
If you are interested in offering a window tinting service for Commercial or Residential properties then we should be talking. We regularly run our training courses and can cater for people on a one-2-one or group basis.
To make a course enquiry please call 0845 643 4106