Painter & Decorator (Industrial)
Certificate of Qualification 404D
❝ I like using my skills and creativity to create a finished product I can be proud of.❞
A Painter and Decorator (Industrial) applies protective finishes in commercial, institutional and industrial settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces (e.g., wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, synthetics, stucco and metal) before applying materials such as paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing and specialty finishes.
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong communication, reading & numeracy
Strong problem-solving & planning skills
Creativity and an eye for detail
Physical strength & balance
Ability to work in high places, outdoors & in diverse weather
Grade 10 minimum
Courses in math, science, mechanics, technical drawing & shop
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
$35.39 – $58.99/hr
Approximately 3 years, includes 720 hours of technical training and 5,280 on-the-job training, and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
Read and interpret blueprints & specifications
Prepare surfaces for industrial applications
Mix coatings according to manufacturer’s specification
Apply coatings using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
Practice quality control
Assemble and erect scaffolding & other access equipment
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Institutional and Commercial Construction
New home building and renovation
Did you know?
Industrial painters often work outdoors but may work in confined spaces like the inside of a large storage tank. Those who paint building infrastructure may need to be suspended with ropes or cables.