Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures.
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.
Painter and Decorator
Painter and Decorator Apprentice
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