Responsible for mixing paints, matching colours, preparing surfaces, and applying paint to these surfaces. May perform touch-ups or coordinate large painting projects related to the construction industry.

Painter Job Duties:

  • Preparing painting surfaces by washing walls, repairing holes, or removing old paint
  • Mixing, matching, and applying paints and other finishes to various surfaces
  • Providing decorative and faux finishes as the project requires
  • Handling planning and prep work in an efficient manner
  • Preparing the surrounding area by covering with cloth or plastic to prevent messes
  • Moving furniture and equipment as necessary to reach the entire surface of the project
  • Calculating the amount of materials and time required for said project
  • Removing fixtures such as door knobs and light switch covers
  • Taping off areas as needed
  • Choosing and purchasing paint, brushes, and other supplies from vendors
  • Quoting and negotiating job prices
  • Cleaning up supplies and replacing fixtures when project is complete
  • Communicating with clients to ensure they’re getting the look they’re hoping for


Painter Skills and Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree is required; understanding of colour theory and various finish types (although on-the-job training may be provided)
  • Ability to climb ladders.
  • Ability to carry heavy equipment (including painting tools and heavy buckets of paint) Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills; good customer service skills (when assisting clients in choosing the right materials)
  • Good mathematical skills for calculating surfaces and equipment requirements.
  • Outstanding physical dexterity.
  • Strong ability to follow directions and exceptional sense of creativity

Prospective candidates are requested to submit (in soft copy ONLY) an application letter together with the following:
a. A detailed Curriculum Vitae together with relevant supporting documents, including names and addresses of three (3) referees.