The Painter uses tools, paint and materials such as plaster to change the appearance and texture of buildings, walls and other structures. Their role is preparing walls and other surfaces before painting, and mixing and applying paints, varnishes and sealants for a lasting finish. Their responsibilities are selecting the correct tools and paints for projects, buying paint, brushes and other supplies, covering exposed objects and surfaces with putty and plaster to repair cracks, obeying workplace safety rules, and keeping the workspace and tools clean.
Steps for how to get into the field. Work your way to PAINTER or a job like it:
In these trades, states have different requirements for licensing and certification, some have none. Get started on these first.
Having any work experience helps as many hiring in this field are open to training. If you can build experience in a trade or construction that’s even better.
Many people in this field have their own business often as the only employee. That can lead to making more money but also comes with more risk, organization and expenses. Just getting started, it may be better to find a job with a company to build expertise.
"Do you like working with your hands and pushing yourself? Check out whats it's like to be a Painter and Independent Contractor. See what it takes to be your own boss, and if this role suits your lifestyle and skill set."