Painters are the colour magicians! They apply paint and other finishes to surfaces, transforming spaces with their creativity and attention to detail. With their knowledge of painting techniques and materials, they create beautiful and durable finishes.
What does this job involve?
Cleaning, sanding, and priming surfaces
Applying paint using brushes, rollers, or sprayers
Preparing and blending paint colours as needed
Ensuring smooth, even coats and finishing details
Following safety protocols for handling paint and chemicals
Examining surfaces for imperfections and touch-ups
Storing and handling paint and equipment
Meeting client expectations for aesthetics and quality
How do I get into this career?
The most common pathway is via an apprenticeship. It is highly recommended to seek work experience or reach out to businesses seeking apprentices. A painter can also start as a trade assistant or labourer, gaining experience which may count towards a qualification in the future.