Painters and decorators - Emploi d'avenir
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Painters and decorators

Prepare and apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces.  

Like a creative and clever alchemist, you’ll mix and thin paint to obtain the desired colour and texture. You’ll skilfully apply the paint with your “can-do” attitude and steadfast manner.

 
Average salary26$ / hour
 

Description

Painters and decorators 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 contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Main tasks

  • Read specifications to determine quantities of materials required
  • Prepare and clean surfaces using methods such as scraping, sanding, sandblasting, 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 stages
  • May advise customer on selection of colour schemes and choice of wall coverings
  • May provide cost estimates to clients.

            Training

            DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)

            Commercial and Residential Painting

            More information

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            This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

            • Capitale-Nationale
            • Mauricie
            • Chaudière-Appalaches
            • Laval
            • Laurentides
            • Centre-du-Québec
            • Grande région de Québec

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