Spray painters are responsible for spraying machines, products, and work areas with decorative or protective paint using a spray gun.
Spray painters prepare all surfaces before spraying, select and mix the coating liquids, and expertly spray each layer to ensure an even coating.
Meeting with clients and work managers to discuss design and colour choices.
Responsible for preparing parts and assemblies for painting.
Mix paint and other materials according to specifications or formulas.
Follow company requirements to select paint, and match colours of paint following specified colour charts.
Removing rust and other loose materials using acid or a wire brush.
Filling, sanding, and smoothing surfaces that need to be sprayed.
Applying masking tape and coverings over areas that are not being sprayed.
Selecting and mixing the required coating liquids.
Selecting and attaching the correct spray nozzle to create the desired spray pattern.
Spraying machines, products, and wall areas using industry techniques.
Spraying designs using stencils, if required.
Cleaning spray cans, nozzles, and other spraying equipment after each spray job.
Inspecting and assessing spray coatings after the paint has dried.
High School Diploma or equivalent qualification.
Certification in Trade test
3 to 5 years in relevant experience
Key Skills & Competencies:
Experience working as a spray painter.
Excellent hand-eye coordination.
In-depth knowledge of paint mixing and spraying techniques.
Ability to handle spraying gun and familiar with powder paint not liquid.
Ability to see subtle colour differences.
Experience with breathing masks and protective clothing.
Ability to work with acid and harsh chemicals.
Ability to stand for long periods.
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