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The Painter is responsible for mixing paints, matching colours, preparing surfaces, and applying paint to these surfaces. He/She may perform touch-ups or coordinate large painting projects related to the construction industry. He/She is responsible for painting interior and exterior surfaces of residential or commercial buildings using paint, varnishes, lacquers, sealers, or stains.

Key Responsibilities

  • Selects the right paints, ensuring that surfaces are well-prepared by cleaning them, repairing and applying touch-ups to blemished areas
  • Operates compressors, striping machines, sandblasters, spray equipment, and other small power equipment
  • Covers trim, floors, furniture and other surfaces with masking tape, drop cloths and other protective coverings to keep them free of paint
  • Chooses and purchases paint, brushes, and other supplies from vendors
  • Applies paint, stain and other finishes to paint surfaces using paintbrushes, rollers or sprayers
  • Evaluates the size of the area to be painted and providing an estimate on cost and time (including labour and materials)
  • Recommends the selection of colors and purchases paint for district needs
  • Inspects painted surfaces and rectifying any flaws or defects
  • Prepares various interior and exterior surfaces such as wood, concrete, metal, glass, plaster, brick and cement for painting

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Certification is preferred but not required
  • Three years professional painter experience desired
  • Ability to Stand for Long periods of time
  • Knowledge of all the applicable health and safety standards
  • Good Math skills for calculating surfaces and equipment requirements
  • Outstanding Physical Dexterity

Skills needed for this role

The Painter must have knowledge of properties of paints and other coating products for internal and external use. He must have manual skills for using painting tools and excellent knowledge of paint application techniques. He must also have the knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, and application techniques common to the painting trade. Physical strength and stamina is also required for this role.

Career Level

Skilled Worker

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