Vehicle painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours, and apply primer and finishing coats of paint.
To become a vehicle painter you usually have to complete an apprenticeship in Automotive Refinishing Technology. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Vehicle painters may perform the following tasks:
Vehicle painters wear protective clothing and face masks.
Vehicle painters work for crash repair firms and motor vehicle manufacturers. Some are self-employed, usually in partnership with panel beaters. Experienced vehicle painters may become representatives for paint manufacturers or assessors with insurance companies.