Ethics. Education. Excellence

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  • PDCA Member Spotlight:

    “We wanted to join the PDCA to build our credibility and employ the most efficient means and methods for obtaining and finishing projects in our niche of the painting industry. Furthermore, we wanted to get up to speed on all the details of paint and application processes that are changing at a lightning pace nowadays.”


  • Social Media Contest Rules

    Social Media Contest Rules: Contestants will enter sharing photos via Facebook using #PDCAGoodTimesRoll between October 1, 2015 and October 30, 2015.


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.

Please review the list of PDCA contributors.

A special thanks to:

Benjamin Moore

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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