Furniture Painter

Furniture Finisher


Minimum 10th standard pass

Freshers or up to 2 years of work experience as painter in construction industry

The tasks a Painter, Wood Work and Furniture is expected to perform include:

Polishing wood and apply decorative or protective coats of materials such as paints, enamel, varnish, lacquer, etc. on pieces of furniture, mirror and picture frames, building fixtures and other types of wood work

Ensuring that the wooden object gets the desired shade and colour

Proficient in selecting and mixing paint materials or pigment, oils and other ingredients in proper proportions to obtain desired colour, shade and consistency

Well-versed with preparingsurface by scraping with hand tools, rubbing with abrasive papers such as sand paper, steel wool or by applying chemicals to remove dirt, grease stains and old paint

Adept at filling cracks and holes with putty, honey wax or filler

Knowledge of how to smoothen surfaces by rubbing with cloth, brush or abrasives

Proficient in using hand brush to cover surface with enamel, lacquer, paint, stain or varnish as required

Well-versed with applying wax or other polishing material to give shiny finishing to wooden work

Adept at examining finished surfaces of work pieces to verify conformance to specifications; and retouching any defective areas

Knowledge of inspecting work pieces to determine work procedures and materials required

Knowledge of painting decorative designs and mixing finishing materials to get desired effect


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Manual dexterity

Good vision

Physical flexibility


Ability to work in standing position for long hours

Hardworking and persistent

Time management skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team of assistants

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to paint products and other toxic chemicals, performing repetitive physical tasks, standing for long periods of time, lifting heavy or awkward object, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injuries, damage to nerves, cardiac/kidney diseases depression and anxiety, heart diseases, head ache, back pain, infection, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2yearsofexperience-INR12,000 to INR 20,000 per month

Forcandidateswithover2years' experience-INR20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures areindicativeandsubjecttochange)

Overview of Building, Construction and Real Estate Sector in India

Construction Industry plays a major role in the economic growth of a nation and occupies a pivotal position in the nations development plans. Construction industry in India is highly unorganized and employs most labourers, second only to the agriculture sector. Indian construction industry employs more than 45 million people either directly or indirectly and its market size was about7,674 Billion in 2012-13. Out of the total industry market size Infrastructure constitutes 40% and real estate contributes the remaining 60%.

Real estate in India is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors and it is expected to expand at a CAGR of 19 percent in the next five years. Indian real estate sector is valued at4,551 billion in 2012-13 and is projected to reach13,250 billion by 2023. By 2025 the sector is expected to generate employment for more than 17 million individuals in the country. Projected levels of urban and rural housing shortage, expansion plans of offices within Tier-II and Tier-III cities, increasing consumerism in retail sector, growing hospitality infrastructure and tourism will drive the demand for this sector in India.

Indian infrastructure segment is expected to be valued at over4,774 billion by 2017 and8,674 billion by 2023. With over 1000 PPP projects in the country at an estimated project cost of about US$ 97 billion in the pipeline, infrastructure sector in India is poised for tremendous growth momentum in the years ahead.

Thus with rising urbanization, increase in demand for residential and commercial real estate and rising infrastructure expenditure by government, the market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to11,954 billion by 2017. It is estimated that sector will employ more than 76 million employees by 2022 an additional creation of 31 million jobs by 2022 out of which 5.44 million jobs will be for profile like painter and other building completion and finishing segments worker.This indicates good job prospects for Painter, Wood Work and Furniture.


All real estate and construction companies in India

Cities across India

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ITIs across India

National Academy of Construction Labournet Directorate General of Employment & Training GVT Vocational Training Centre Building and Wood Worker's International