Painters and Decorators

(NOC 7294)

Career Description

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

Construction Painter
Maintenance Painter
Painter and Decorator
Painter and Decorator Apprentice
Paper Hanger

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Interior Decorating Diploma
Residential Decor (Part-time) Certificate
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Interior Decorating Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022