Painters apply materials and coatings on both interior and exterior walls. A painter has to know all about paint composition, how to pick the right paint or finish for the surface being covered and the best applicator for the job.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Spatial ability, problem solving, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking, communication, hand/eye coordination, foot coordination, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading, detail oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Basic arithmetic

  • General math

  • Geometry

  • Science

  • Technology

  • English/communication

Education and Training

  • 4-year apprentice program

  • 7,000 hours of on-the-job training

  • 400 classroom hours

Are you ready to see what a career as a Painter has to offer?