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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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