Vehicle painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours, and apply primer and finishing coats of paint.
Duties & Tasks
Vehicle painters may perform the following tasks:prepare surfaces to be painted by hand or machine
mix and match paint by eye or by using computer technology to ensure correct colour match
apply primer and finishing coats using spray guns and rub down surfaces between coats
touch up paintwork and apply polish to vehicles
remove masking papers before waxing and polishing finished paintwork
paint signs or artwork on vehicles
treat vehicles with rust-proofing chemicals.
Vehicle painters wear protective clothing and face masks.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good hand-eye coordination
normal colour vision
no breathing-related problems
no allergies to thinners or paints
able to stand or bend for lengthy periods.