What does a Painter do?
Painters typically work for construction companies, contractors or maintenance repair services to help transform homes and businesses. They review paint samples and combine different colors to achieve a desired shade. Their job is to make sure that they maintain a clean space by covering furniture, flooring and crown molding before they start painting. They may also be responsible for assembling scaffolding, repairing holes in drywall and touching up old paint jobs.
Painter skills and qualifications
This section should be concise but detailed enough so that candidates know whether they are suitable for the painting position. Common skills and qualifications for Painters include:
- Good color vision and aesthetic instincts
- Attention to detail
- Physical strength, stamina and dexterity
- Familiarity with painting tools and materials
- Time management skills to ensure tasks are completed on schedule
- Customer service skills, if working with clients
- Collaboration and teamwork, if they work on a crew
Painter salary expectations
A Painter makes an average salary of $16.46 per hour. Pay rate may depend on level of experience, education and the geographical location.
Painter education and training requirements
Since there are no formal education requirements for becoming a Painter, most learn their duties on the job. Some employers prefer hiring Painters who have completed a painting apprenticeship. Apprentices must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. You may also want to hire a Painter certified by an official body, such as the National Association of Home Builders, the NACE International Institute or the Society for Protective Coatings.
Painter experience requirements
Experience requirements vary depending on how much time companies can invest in training their Painters in painting techniques, preparing surfaces and mixing and matching colors. Painters with at least two years of experience will require minimal training. If your painting job requires using harnesses or scaffolding, you may want to require that applicants be familiar with the necessary safety protocols.
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