Painter & Decorator (Commercial & Residential)
Certificate of Qualification 404C
“Being a residential, commercial, or industrial painter means working with your hands, helping customers, creating art and esthetic beauty every day of your life.”
Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures.
Key Skills & Attributes
Physical endurance, flexibility and strength
Comfortable working on elevated work platforms and scaffolding
Attention to detail, problem solving and job planning
6000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week in-class technical training sessions.
Apply paint or other materials such as stains, lacquer or varnish using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
Prepare and clean surfaces
Remove old wallpaper and paint
Repair cracks and holes in walls
Mix and thin paint
Measure, cut and apply wallpaper or fabric to walls
Build and install scaffolding
Advise customers on colour selection and choice of wall coverings
Provide cost estimates
Read specifications to determine required materials
Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
*2021 provincial average
Institutional and Commercial Construction
New home building and renovation
Did you know?
It’s not a career limited to one location, indoors or outdoors. Painters can find themselves working in an office tower one day, and on bridges and water towers the next.