7131-Building Painters and Related Workers

Job Title: 

Building Painters and Related Workers

Job Description: 

Building 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.


Tasks include:

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

This unit group includes

House painter
Construction painter
Wallpaper hanger

This unit group excludes

Painter (artist) (2651)
Structural steel and ship painter (7132)
Glass decorator-painter (7316)

Specific Occupations: 

Building painter

Wall/Ceiling paperhanger

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore