Painters apply paint and protective coatings on the walls and other surfaces of buildings.

Interests & Skills

Being Active

Being Creative


What You'll Need

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program or Industry Training Program

More About This Career

Painting projects could include choosing an enjoyable interior color for a living or work space, applying sealant to exteriors for protection from the elements or even restoration of historical decorative art.

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*Wage information from 2022 NCCER Construction Craft Salary Survey.

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