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Old 06-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Is everyone here familiar with this program, and are any of you certified?

It is an absolutely free training certification provided by Sikkens. They teach you about all their products, and proper application. It is I believe a 1 day class. Once certified, you get a listing on their website and a small profile section, including photos. Potential customers can search the Sikkens site for a certified contractor in their area.


Heres the link with the full details

http://www.nam.sikkens.com/contractor/index.cfm


Contact your dealer, rep, or Sikkens directly if you are interested.


The reps will also send leads your way. They will get contacted from various clients looking for recommendations on products and contractors. They send those to their "certified contractors" of course
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A one day class to lean how to apply the stain?? I would be all for an online version just to use as a sales tool. If anyone around here actually knew what Wolmans was I would push the 'Wolman Certified' button more often. Sikkens on the other hand may be more recognizable but I only use it when I have too.
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A one day class to lean how to apply the stain?? I would be all for an online version just to use as a sales tool. If anyone around here actually knew what Wolmans was I would push the 'Wolman Certified' button more often. Sikkens on the other hand may be more recognizable but I only use it when I have too.
It is an all day class. Then the rep will observe you on a job with their product, ensuring that the prep and application was done correctly. Then you will be certified. Dont jump to conclusions until you have all of the information. I was trying to keep my post short, and will answer all the questions that I have answers for
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I did it when it was a by mail and then the rep would go over it. The only thing I didn't do was the rep on the job thing. He couldn't be there when the job had to be done and I was not waiting. Understand he's got a job to do, but it's a lousy system.

Am Wolman's certified, never got a lead from that either.
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It is an all day class. Then the rep will observe you on a job with their product, ensuring that the prep and application was done correctly. Then you will be certified. Dont jump to conclusions until you have all of the information. I was trying to keep my post short, and will answer all the questions that I have answers for
I didn't think I was jumping to conclusions - its a one day class to apply stain - what information don't I have? Thanks for the short post, and I am deeply grateful for the answers, but unless they are actually teaching exterior wood restoration, I would think it unnecessary for an experienced mechanic to spend a whole day with a rep to learn how to apply deck stain.

Again, if it was online I would do it.
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I didn't think I was jumping to conclusions - its a one day class to apply stain - what information don't I have? Thanks for the short post, and I am deeply grateful for the answers, but unless they are actually teaching exterior wood restoration, I would think it unnecessary for an experienced mechanic to spend a whole day with a rep to learn how to apply deck stain.

Again, if it was online I would do it.

Most of the class is learning about the different products. There is a ton of misinformation out there about their products and accepted uses. I personally make it a point to go every other year unless a new product is introduced.
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