Painter Jobs

If you have an eye for detail, good motor coordination, and a high regard for neat workmanship and are comfortable working on ladders and scaffolding, you can pursue a career as a PAINTER.

What are Working Conditions for Painters?

Most painters eitherwork for construction or building maintenance companies, or as self-employed contractors.

A company painter:

  • Reports to a boss who assigns tasks, supervises performance and troubleshoots problems.
  • Normally works regular hours and receive fixed wages and various other benefits.
  • May belong to a local labor union which negotiates wage and benefits packages for its members, provides access to on-the-job training programs and offers a reasonable degree of job security.

Self-employed contractors:

  • Typically work for individuals and have considerable freedom and flexibility in scheduling their work and deciding how to approach a job.
  • May be asked to exercise some degree of creative judgment in deciding what materials to use for finishing an exterior space or what colors and wall and floor coverings to apply to an interior space
  • Have less job and income security than the company painter, but greater autonomy and earning potential and more opportunity for creative expression
What do Painters Do?

Painters are manual workers. They use hand tools and automated equipment to apply sealants, paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces. They have to prepare the surfaces before beginning, and clean up after finishing a job.

Company paint jobs typically involve:

  • Mixing the paints or cutting the wallpaper strips and preparing the paste
  • Clearing the workspace, covering nearby surfaces and objects, and taping off the treatment area
  • Cleaning, scraping, filling cracks and holes, sanding, priming, and sealing the treatment area
  • Applying the paint or wallpaper, using the necessary tools (e.g. brushes, rollers, or spray equipment),
  • Applying second coats of paint or touch-ups when necessary

Self-employed contractors also:

  • Examine the surfaces to decide which procedures and techniques should be used
  • Determine the type and quantity of paints, finishes, wallpaper and supplies required and place the orders
  • Create decorative effects and special finishes
  • Make estimates and issue invoices and receipts

To become a painter, a person must:

  • Be knowledgeable about paints and finishes, and their properties;
  • Know how to create the proper compound specifications for paint mixing;
  • Possess thorough knowledge of sandblasting, hydro-blasting, and steam-cleaning tools and techniques and related safety regulations.

Painters working on a construction or renovation project need to be able to move around the work site with ease and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.

Self-employed contractors require good interpersonal communication and customer service skills and good business skills. Painters who travel with their own or company gear must possess a driver’s license and good driving record.

All painters need to pay close attention to safety issues such as ladder safety and use of appropriate protective gear when working with materials that emit noxious gases or fumes, or in dusty or noisy locations.

There are no formal educational requirements to become a painter. Instead, skills are learned through apprenticeship programs or journeyman painter positions, which provide on-the-job training.

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Gassmann Personnel Solutions, Inc.
Produce a quality finished product each and every time by using personal skills, equipment, and established manufacturing processes associated with finished Paint coatings including wet and/or powder coat paint ...
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Punto painting
painting, pressure washing experience preferred. Must be able to climb a ladder comfortably.Job Type: Part-timeSalary: $10.00 to $15.00 /hourExperience:painting: 1 year (Preferred)Location:Newnan, GA ...
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A Vogue
Seeking Painter/helper for residential interior home painting.Looking for two hard-working, dependable, good team players, and honest individuals that can start today.Must be 18+. Preferred experience with spraying, ...
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Palmetto Painting
Palmetto Painting is looking for Painters and Painter helpers in the Charleston,Berkley area.Job is part time but, has full time potential.Must have own transportation.Must have knowledge in painting.Must be ...
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Quality Painters
Experienced painter or helper must have grip and car or truck local workJob Type: Full-timeExperience:painting: 2 years (Preferred)Location:Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (Preferred)Labor type:OTHER
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A-1 Coatings
Hiring painter/painter helpers. Must have 3 yrs experience minimum. Must have valid drivers license.Job Type: Full-timeExperience:Drywall: 1 year (Preferred)Painting: 3 years (Required)
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National Coatings Inc
We are looking for painters of all skill levels. Pay depends on experience. Must pass pre-employment drug test, wear whites and PPE. If you don't have your own hand tools don't expect a top wage. No subcontractors. Lots ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 25th June
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Lace Painting and Flooring Svcs
Looking for skilled painters who are qualified to help complete offices, facilities and new homes. Someone who is passionate about painting and does what is expected to get the job done. Must be willing to travel. Some ...
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Vista General LLC
Job Requirements:On-site preparations such as building scaffolding, masking, covering fixtures etc.Prepare walls and other surfaces for painting by scraping, using sandpaper, removing old paint etc.Fill cracks and holes ...
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Harts Painting Co. LLC
Looking for painters and painters helpers for a small, growing company. All experience levels considered. Must be able to work outside in the hot or cold, and must be willing to climb ladders and work on roofs. Please ...
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Charel contracting
Looking for painters and painters helpers. Experience Is preferred.Must have clean NYS driver's licenseJob Type: Full-timeSalary: $18.00 to $24.00 /hourExperience:Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)painting: 2 years ...
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Precision Painting and Repairs
We are now hiring for a painters helper. It is 40 hours a week and weekly pay. Uniforms are provided. Good working conditions. MUST have reliable transportation and a VALID drivers license. Background checks will be ...
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DC Painting And Wall Coverings
Looking for painters and painter helpers with 1-5 years experience willing to train the right person if needed. Wage will depend on experience and quality of work, you must have own tools and transportation. We work ...
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Provantage Custom Finish
Experienced Painters and Painter Helpers needed: New construction and residential painting/remodelingHand tools requiredTransportation a mustCompetitive pay based on experienceAll resumes will be reviewed. Please ...
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Moss Services LLC
Immediate positions to be filled to power wash, clean, prep, scrape, sand, prime, caulk, paint, roll / spray paint. Some carpentry skills are helpful. Looking to hire full-time, part-time, college students, or retirees ...
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Quality Steel
Cleaning up and painting structural steal, handrails,stairs and misc parts and pieces, using an airless painting machine.As well as assist in the shop.Pay is dependent upon experience,must be on time,at work and able to ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 26th June
Trail Boss Conversions, Inc
We Are Looking For Either, A Cabinet Finisher Or A Painters Assistant. Both Positions Will Require A Highly Motivated, Quality Minded, Well Organized, Punctual Individual, Who Can Think Ahead & Be Able To Perform In ...
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Hilton Hotels and Resorts
A Painter is responsible for carrying out daily maintenance and repairs to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience while maintaining tools and equipment and ensuring all work complies with company standards. ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 26th June
Residential Painter Needed (Professional Qualified Painters Only need to apply)House painter with 5 years of experience in both interior & exterior painting.Be a perfectionist in your work and ability to guarantee ...
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Cadence Aerospace
Assembly Painter Assemble all details and hardware per manufacturing instructions and engineering drawings and in compliance with company procedures and safety policies Duties Extensive use of hand tools Required to ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 25th June