Painter and Decorating Services

A tradesperson specialising in painting and decorating services is classified as a person who due to their training, knowledge and ability can apply protective or decorative finishes to a large range of materials in residential, industrial or commercial localities.
A qualified painter and decorator has experience and skills in surface preparation and applying decorative or protective finishes to a wide variety of different surfaces. The painter and decorator must be skilled in the ability of calculation surface area and applying that equation to materials needed to complete the task at hand. The specialist must have an eye for detail and excellent sense of colour, project planning skills and a wide knowledge of finishes and application methods to complete the job with highest results possible.
Most painters and decorators have a varied range of experience in residential and commercial sectors. A high quality painter and decorator will be up with latest trends of residential and commercial processes and finishes to complete the job to today’s standards and architectural standards.
Computer skills are becoming an increasingly important part of a painter and decorators trade skill set. With computerised colour matching and job specifications, computers are becoming a standardised tool of this trades person.
The entry requirement for a painter and decorating services trades person is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In most instances relevant and varied experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Painter and Decorating tasks may include:

  • Ability to determine types of product
  • Knowledge of storing and handling of hazardous materials
  • Knowledge of colour charts
  • Knowledge of colorants, dyes and tints
  • Hanging wallpaper
  • Applying paints, tints dyes to numerous surfaces using rollers and brushes
Before engaging in business with any painter and decorator, be sure to check that the trades person is qualified to conduct the job you have. Asking for testimonials and examples of previous works completed will be advantageous in choosing your trades person.

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