Painters, Construction & Maintenance

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Facilities Painter, Industrial Painter, Maintenance Painter, Painter

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What they do:
Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.
On the job, you would:
  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Cover surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
  • Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.


Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


  • management
  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem


  • understanding people's reactions


Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands


  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Project management software

  • Evergreen Technology Eagle Bid Estimating
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal

Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Corel Paint Shop Pro
  • Corel Painter


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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