Graphic Design & Refinishing Company


(Coming Soon) KG Industries™ Gun Kote Certified Training

We will soon be one of a handful of instructors nationwide teaching and certifying applicators for KG Industries™ Gun Kote. We will be offering individualized hands-on one-on-one or small group instruction. Our goal is to speak with each student and custom tailor the class needs and certification level based on each individuals skills, knowledge and experience. There will be several trainers located across the United States which will allow the student to select the location and instructor that best suits their needs and budget. (On-Site training will also be available for an additional fee.) Classes will consist of two days of training. For beginners we will cover everything you need to know to produce a proper and consistent finish. For the more advanced student with prior experience, once all the core subjects are covered the training can move into advanced techniques like multi-color patterns and custom mixing colors.

Topics covered in the class (but are not limited to):

  • Proper substrate preparation
  • Parts hanging and racking techniques
  • Proper application of the products
  • Curing times, temperatures and techniques
  • Equipment needs and proper operation
  • Using multiple colors and patterns
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Quality control
  • Photographing and posting projects

(Course Guidelines and Cost for this program are still under review)

Rat’s Advanced Tricks & Techniques

My class will be taught on an individual hands-on basis separate from the KG Certification class, where we can cover these concepts using the medium of your choice whether it be KG Gun Kote™ or Cerakote™. It can be taken as a stand alone class or as an additional day or two after the KG Certification class. This class will cover things like custom blending unique colors, using pigments and pearls, patina/worn look, detailed spraying and masking, airbrushing tips and tricks, and some of the techniques that set our work apart from the rest. I will discuss with each student prior to the class to determine which skills they want to learn and tailor the instruction to fit their time frame. Trust me, you can’t learn it all in one day! The class will have a per day fee and you are welcome to book multiple days to be able to fit in everything that you may want to learn. THIS CLASS IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS!! If you do not have prior experience, knowledge and skills you will only be wasting my time and yours as you will not posses the minimum skills needed for the concepts we will be covering! But I will gladly put you through the basic KG Certification class and set you on the path to getting there! For those wanting to attend, I will be looking for individuals that already posses an advanced comprehensive skill-set and are looking to better their abilities and artistic expression. The skills and techniques I am offering took many years to develop, are proprietary to me and I won’t just share them with anyone!

For those who are serious about being enrolled, I will be looking for individuals who meet any of the items below:

  • KG Certification ‘Advanced’ with a comprehensive gallery of work that can be reviewed.
  • Cerakote™ Certified Applicator with a comprehensive gallery of work that can be reviewed.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with a comprehensive gallery of work that can be reviewed.

Each student will also be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before any instruction is given. I am only willing to pass along my knowledge to those who are willing to keep it to themselves, in an attempt to help improve the quality of work and creativity in the industry. If everyone shared the same knowledge, we would continue to see what is going on now, undercutting and sloppy work, driving down the value of what we do! I guarantee that after attending my class, you will be capable of doing way more than the typical cookie cutter work that is everywhere!

Cost will be $750 for 8 hours of one-on-one training. A deposit of $375 is required to secure a slot and the remainder can be paid on the day of the class.

To be considered for enrollment send us your:

  • Name / Business Name
  • Any links to your galleries: website, social media, etc.



Safety Disclaimer: Pinstriping By Rat Precision Finishes encourages parents to train their children in the lawful and safe use of firearms. Firearms painted in bright colors may look like a toy to CHILDREN! Please educate your children about gun safety and keep your firearms secured and/or in a safe to prevent unauthorized access to your firearms.  This is the end users is Responsibility to follow the Youth Handgun Safety Act and holds Pinstriping By Rat Precision Finishes harmless from the end users improper misuse.