7131-Painters and related workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Painters and related workers
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Job Description: 
Painters and related workers prepare surfaces of buildings and other structures for painting, apply protective and decorative coats of paint or similar materials, or cover interior walls and ceilings of buildings with wallpaper or other finishes.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) cleaning and preparing walls and other surfaces of buildings for painting or wallpapering
  • (b) selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing pigments and additives
  • (c) applying or spraying paint, varnish, and similar materials to surfaces, fixtures and fittings of buildings
  • (d) measuring and hanging wallpaper or other fabrics on interior walls and ceilings
  • (e) applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Building painter
- Paperhanger

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