I’ve got over 35 years of experience working with architectural coatings, but I always like to keep my brain fresh. I took MPI Level 2 to help make me better at my job. This is a very detailed course with a lot of content! I found the concrete section to be especially useful; we do a lot with floor and patio coatings and this is tricky work where both we and our customers can struggle a bit. By passing the course and gaining my Architectural Coating Specialist certification, I believe I have distinguished myself from my competition in my ability to give customers expert advice; the credentials will make me more credible and will help me win more business or increase margin. I’m now better able to recommend good solutions to customer problems and answer their questions; I’m also better prepared to prevent jobsite problems and write stronger paint specifications. I’d highly recommend the Level 2 course to my peers or colleagues.