Job Description

Painter Job Description

Painter Job Overview

Painters specialize in applying paint to the interior and exterior surfaces of residential or commercial buildings. They are responsible for meeting with customers at job sites to understand their needs, assess the paint surface, and determine what painting equipment and materials will be needed to complete the project. Duties include preparing the area for painting, laying down drop cloths and coverings to protect furniture or walls, removing old paint with sandpaper, and applying a series of caulking, putty, filler, sealers, and primers to paint surfaces. They mix paint to the desired swatch color, determine the number of coatings of paint or varnish a job requires, and clean up the space once they are finished. They use a company truck to visit job sites and work full-time with the opportunity for overtime.

Painter Job Template

Painter Job Summary

Are you a hard-working, process-driven painter searching for a new opportunity at a growing company? You might be a great fit for our team. Our painters perform a variety of tasks such as assembling scaffolding, surface preparation, sanding down old paint, filling in drywall holes, mixing paint colors, and painting homes and businesses. The ideal candidate should be comfortable talking with clients to understand their needs. Ideally, you have experience with a variety of paint surfaces and materials, and are comfortable using hand and power tools to get the job done. If you’re ready to get started, apply today!


Ashburn, VA

Painter Responsibilities

  • Communicate with clients to determine their needs and advise them on the right approach
  • Assemble scaffolding when required
  • Protect trim, floors, fixtures, and furniture from paint using drop cloths and covers
  • Mix paint or stains to customer’s specification
  • Prepare surfaces for painting by filling holes and cracks with putty and sanding
  • Apply primer or sealers to paint surfaces
  • Clean up work area once project is finished

Painter Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • We prefer candidates with 2 years work experience and a completed apprenticeship, but not required
  • Physical strength, stamina to stand for long periods of time, and dexterity is required
  • Knowledge of basic painting materials and tools is preferred, but we will provide training
  • Strong communication skills, time management skills and attention to detail

Painter Compensation

$20.62/hr (National Average)


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