Painter and Decorators apply paint, wallpaper, fabric and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They repair cracks and holes in walls and prepare work surfaces by scraping, sanding, sand-blasting, hydro-blasting and steam-cleaning. They work on everything from home interiors, residential painting and wall covering work to industrial tanks and conveyors, corrosion control, wood staining, and surface preparation.
Painter and Decorators must be able to determine the quantities and cost of materials needed and know the techniques for handling their specialized products. People practicing this trade should be aware of improvements in product quality, equipment upgrades, and trends in colour and wall coverings. Effective collaboration with interior designers and architects may also be part of the job.