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  • 1) Applies coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings and other structures: Reads work order or receives instructions from supervisor or homeowner regarding painting.

  • 2) Smooths surfaces, using sandpaper, brushes, or steel wool, and removes old paint from surfaces, using paint remover, scraper, wire brush, or blowtorch to prepare surfaces for painting.

  • 3) Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other filler, using caulking gun and putty knife.

  • 4) Selects premixed paints, or mixes required portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying substances to prepare paint that matches specified colors.

  • 5) Removes fixtures, such as pictures and electric switchcovers, from walls prior to painting, using screwdriver.

  • 6) Spreads dropcloths over floors and room furnishings, and covers surfaces, such as baseboards, door frames, and windows with masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.

  • 7) Paints surfaces, using brushes, spray gun, or paint rollers.

  • 8) Simulates wood grain, marble, brick, or tile effects.

  • 9) Applies paint with cloth, brush, sponge, or fingers to create special effects.

  • 10) Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level.

  • 11) May be designated according to type of work performed as Painter, Interior Finish; Painter, Maintenance; or according to type of material used as Calciminer; Varnisher.

  • 12) May also hang wallpaper and fabrics.

  • 13) May wash surfaces prior to painting with mildew remover, using brush.


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