Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures.
Duties May Include
Painters and decorators perform some or all of the following duties:
Read specifications to determine quantities of materials required;
Prepare and clean surfaces using methods such as scraping, sanding, sand-blasting, hydro-blasting and steam-cleaning; remove old wallpaper and loose paint; repair cracks and holes in walls; and sandpaper and apply sealer;
Mix and thin paint to obtain desired colour and texture;
Apply paint or other materials, such as stains, lacquer, enamel, oil, varnish, fibreglass, metal coating or fire retardant using brushes, rollers or spray equipment;
Measure, cut and apply wallpaper or fabric to walls;
Assemble and erect scaffolding and swing gates;
Advise customer on selection of colour schemes and choice of wall coverings;
May provide cost estimates to clients.
Examples of Titles
Painter and Decorator
Painter and Decorator Apprentice
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.