The Spray Technique Analysis and Research for Defense program has been providing painter training and certification since 2003. STAR4D has trained hundreds of painters through its three-day course. Each course is customized to cater to the student's needs, and includes hands-on, classroom, and virtual reality training. 


STAR4Defense training provides:

  • customized training to meet your facilities' needs
  • the opportunity to use state-of-the-art painting equipment
  • comprehensive hands-on and classroom teachings
  • training using the VirtualPaint, a virtual reality based training simulator


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STAR4D has trained painters from facilities at 46 states across the country as well as Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Japan. 



The STAR4D program is managed by the United State Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control Program.  



Client Testimonials

"I can't imagine that any other training class would provide the quality and useful training that was provided by STAR4D."

-Painter, United States Coast Guard

"The benefits of attending your course by a young painter can be compared to a good golfer - teach him the correct fundamentals and let him develop into a good player."

-Lead Painter, United States Army Depot

"STAR4D does more intensive and beneficial training in three days with spray technique than my tech school did in three years."

-Paint, United States Air Force

"I only have good things to say about the course. I completely enjoyed the training. I just wish it could have lasted longer."

-Allied Trades Foreman