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Latest PDCA News

  • Welcome Federated Insurance!

    PDCA is pleased to announce a new National Partner! Federated Insurance has pledged their support of the painting and decorating industry by entering at this prestigious level, and both parties are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.


  • 2015 Expo Sponsorships

    Registrations are flying in for the 2015 Painting and Decorating Expo and Tradeshow, which will be held March 4-7 2015 in Charleston, SC. The anticipation is building for this to be a great event, and we still have sponsorships available. Last year we had nearly 600 attendees from all around the country, and this year we hope to have even more! Click Read More for details.


Who We Are

PDCAFounded in 1884, the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is a national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education and excellence. Today, PDCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping professional painting and decorating contractors improve their business.

PDCA is the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors. Nearly 2,000 contractors in America and Canada are proud members of this organization.  PDCA offers contractor members many opportunities to develop and grow through participation in education programs, attendance at local networking meetings, use of PDCA Industry Standards and much, much more. Explore the PDCA website to learn more about why PDCA Painters Are Better.


The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America serves the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success.

PDCA thanks our many
coatings industry supporters.

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Give your painting company an edge over your competitors with valuable Benjamin Moore programs, services, and professional resources.

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No matter where you are in the world or what surfaces you're coating, Sherwin-Williams provides innovative solutions that ensure your success.

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Federated Insurance protects businesses and business owners through valuable insurance and risk management services.

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Professional-quality, problem-solving products that make the job easy and get it done right.

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