Painter Job Description

Painters Apply Paint, Stain, And Coatings To Walls, Buildings, Bridges, And Other Structures.

The Following Are Examples Of Types Of Painters:

Artisan Painters Specialize In Creating Distinct Finishes By Using One Of Many Decorative Techniques. One Such Technique Is Adding Glaze For Increased Depth And Texture. Other Common Techniques Are Sponging, Distressing, Rag Rolling, Color Blocking, And Faux Finishing

Construction Painters Apply Paints, Stains, And Coatings To Interior And Exterior Walls, New Buildings, And Other Structural Surfaces.

Maintenance Painters Remove Old Finishes And Apply Paints, Stains, And Coatings Later In A Structure’s Life. Some Painters Specialize In Painting Or Coating Industrial Structures, Such As Bridges And Oil Rigs, To Prevent Corrosion.

Painter Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • Put up scaffolding and set up ladders
  • Calculate the area to be painted and the amount of paint needed
  • Apply primers or sealers so that the paint will adhere
  • Fill holes and cracks with putty, plaster, or other compounds
  • Cover floors and furniture with dropcloths and tarps to protect surfaces
  • Choose paints and stains for desired color and appearance
  • Apply paint or other finishes, using handbrushes, rollers, or sprayers
  • Remove fixtures such as pictures, doorknobs, or electric switch covers
  • Prepare surfaces by scraping, wire brushing, or sanding to a smooth finish

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