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Painting Trades Worker

Also known as Painter and Decorator.

Applies paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • erecting scaffolding and ladders, and placing drop sheets to protect adjacent areas from paint splattering
  • preparing surfaces by removing old paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, and smoothing and sealing surfaces
  • selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives
  • applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays
  • hanging wallpaper, matching patterns and trimming edges
  • cleaning equipment and work areas
  • may repair windows and replace glass in wooden and metal frames
Specialisations
  • Paperhanger
Job prospects for Painting Trades Workers in Victoria

Occupation in the Painting Trades Workers group include Painting Trades Worker

Employment prospects
There are currently 10,900 Painting Trades Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,092.30

Hourly earnings
$35.20

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

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