Painter Job Description

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Painters paint buildings, cars, and houses. They clean surfaces prior to painting and maintain the technical equipment necessary for the job. Painters can be found within a construction group or sometimes within a private carpentry group.

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We are looking for a skilled painter to join our team. The successful candidate will use an array of brush types and other painting tools to layer paint on walls and other surfaces. You will also remove previous paint from surfaces using chemical rinses or masking. You will be responsible for cleaning all surfaces prior to painting.


A painter typically earns a salary of $50,000 per year. Based on skill level and experience in the field, a painter’s salary can range from $35,000 to $76,000 annually.


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