Painter & Decorator (Commercial & Residential)
Certificate of Qualification 404C
❝ I like the creativity needed to create a finished product I am proud of.❞
Painters and decorators (commercial/residential) apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They are employed by construction companies, painting contractors and building maintenance departments, or they may be self-employed.
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong communication skills, reading & numeracy
Strong problem-solving & planning skills
Creativity and an eye for detail
Good physical condition & ability to bend and stretch
Ability to work indoors & outdoors
Grade 10 minimum
Approximately 3-4 years, includes 6,000 hours of technical training and on-the-job training, and exam. Red Seal certification awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
Read and interpret blueprints & specifications
Repair, clean and prepare surfaces
Mix coatings according to manufacturer’s specification
Select, mix and thin paints and stains to produce the desired colour & appearance
Apply coatings using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
Put up scaffolding and set up ladders
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
$14.00 – $43.00
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Did you know?
Part of the job of a painter & decorator (commercial/residential) may involve effective collaboration with interior designers and architects.
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades