The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is the only trade association specifically for painting contractors. When you hire a PDCA member contractor, you hire a painting contractor with access to outstanding programs, educational seminars, local and national conventions, trade shows, and a vast selection of training publications. PDCA contractors stand out from the crowd. They invest time and resources in learning to be the most qualified painting contractors in the market. PDCA members are licensed, bonded, contractors, who are dedicated to improving their business through the unique networking, education, and training opportunities offered through PDCA.


The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America serve the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success.

PDCA’s Purpose

To enhance the advancement of the coating application industry by attempting to influence and direct the painting and decorating marketplace to favor PDCA Members.


An expression of proper conduct in the pursuit of our profession as related to our customers, our fellow contractors, our employees, our association, and to the public.

Read the WSC PDCA Full Mission and Ethics Statement, including our

  • Obligation to the Public
  • Obligation to Our Fellow Members
  • Obligation to Our Employees
  • Obligation to Our Organization


View our Washington State Chapter Bylaws to learn about Names and Offices, Purposes, Membership, Voting, Duties of Membership, Membership Dues, Meetings Board of Directors, Officers, Committees, Council Responsibilities, Bylaws and Dues.

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View our PDCA National Bylaws to learn about Councils and Chapters, Special Interest Groups (“Forums”), Annual Members’ Meeting and Special Meetings, Rules of Order, Employees, Membership Conduct, Indemnification, US Map of Geographical Regions and more.

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