What is a Painter and Decorator?
Painter and Decorators apply paint coatings, wall coverings and other materials internally and externally for decorative and preservation purposes. This can be to walls/surfaces in private dwellings and in commercial/industrial locations or other structures. Painters and Decorators can also be involved in the designing and producing of sign work and displays; and advice on colour selection and interior design.
Painter and Decorators are usually employed by building or painting contractors or may be
self-employed. Painter and Decorators require many skills including:
- Working with a variety of specialised hand and power tools
- Being aware of how colours, textures and shapes are used in design
- Knowledge of renovation, preservation and restoration
- Performing a range of painting techniques
- Application of wall hangings to a wide variety of situations
- Designing and producing sign work and displays
- Advising on colour selection and interior design