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Vehicle Painter
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Vehicle Refinisher.

Prepares surfaces of vehicles, matches and mixes colours and applies paint. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • removing rough spots on vehicle panels
  • sanding surfaces by hand and with power sanders
  • masking areas not to be painted with tape and paper
  • colour matching and mixing paints to match paint shades, and selecting pre-mixed paint
  • applying primer and finishing coats using spray-guns, and sanding surfaces between coats
  • touching up paintwork and applying polish to vehicles
  • removing masking papers, and waxing and polishing finished paintwork
  • painting signs and artwork on vehicles
Job prospects for Vehicle Painters in Victoria

Occupation in the Vehicle Painters group include Vehicle Painter

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 2,500 Vehicle Painters in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,068.50

Hourly earnings
$28.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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