Helpful Tools and Tips

The following list of resources is provided by the PDCA of Hawaii as a courtesy to our members and guests. Our goal is to provide both our membership and the general public with tools, tips and trends in the painting and decorating industry.

PCA National

Founded in 1884, the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) is a national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education, and excellence. PCA 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.

FCA International

FCA International represent the union finishing contractors who work in painting/coatings, drywall finishing, glass/glazing, flooring, signs/displays, and related finishing industries.


District Council 50 represents Hawaii’s construction finishing trades including Painters, Tapers, Floorlayers, Glaziers, and Pearl Harbor Metal Trades.


The Society for Protective Coatings is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on the protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial and marine structures and surfaces through the use of high-performance protective, marine and industrial coatings. SSPC is the leading source of information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry.

Master Painters Institute

An institute dedicated to the establishment of quality standards and quality assurance in the painting and coatings application industry.

Lead-Based Paint

Learn about Lead-Based Paint.

State of Hawaii DCCA Licensed Contractors

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing Division works toward efficient and expedient processing of applications, licenses, and renewals to ensure the public has choices amongst competent, licensed practitioners.

Hawaii DCCA Regulated Industry Complaints Office (RICO)

The Regulated Industries Complaints Office (RICO) investigates allegations of professional misconduct by licensees and unlicensed activity that may be occurring in the State.

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust.

Finishing First

Finishing First has a singular focus: helping union finishing contractors and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) men and women who work for them grow, thrive and expand their market share. Learn more here.