Applicant will work alongside an experienced painter, learning all the skills needed to become a qualified painter with site experience. The applicant will also be given the opportunity to learn other skills and knowledge relating to the building trade.
Typical tasks include:
•Working out the quantity of materials needed for the job by taking surface measurements or by looking at job specifications or drawings
•Erecting scaffolding, cradles and ladders and place dustsheets to protect areas from dripping paint
•Removing old paint or paper by sanding or scraping or by using blowtorches or liquid paint removers and, when removing old paper, by using steam strippers
•Preparing surfaces by fixing woodwork, filling or sealing holes, cracks and joins and washing them down to remove dust and grease
•Selecting and preparing paints to match colours by the addition of tints
•Brushing, rolling or spraying the paints, stains, varnishes and other finishes
•When wallpapering, setting out the area according to the pattern match and starting point in the room, cutting the paper to the appropriate length, applying paste to the back of each strip and hanging the paper on the wall, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles
•Spraying paint surfaces using a spray gun or specialised equipment
•Applying decorative paint finishes such as stencils, colour glaze, graining, marbling and lettering
•Washing equipment and clean work areas
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