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Painter and Decorator

What does a Painter and Decorator do?

Painter and Decorators apply paint, wall coverings and other finishes to the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures.

- They estimate the quantity of materials required by measuring surfaces and reviewing work orders.
- They remove old coatings by stripping it with solvents, heat, sanding, wire brushing or water sand blasting
- They apply paint, stain or varnish to surfaces of wood, metal, brick, concrete, plaster, stucco or stone.

What kind of person makes a good Painter and Decorator?

Painter and Decorator might be the job for you if you:

- Have good color sense
- Are strong enough to move ladders or scaffolding
- Can do precise and thorough work
- Have good manual dexterity

How do I become a Painter and Decorator?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 3 years, which includes 1300 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training each year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Painter and Decorator.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Painter and Decorator work?

Painter and Decorators are employed by contractors involved in new construction, repair, alteration or remodelling work, and organizations that own or manage large buildings. 91 per cent of Painter and Decorators in Alberta are employed in the construction industry.

How much does a Painter and Decorator make?

On average, Powerline Technicians in Alberta make $22.49 an hour.
Thatís about $47,000 a year.

Do Apprentice Powerline Technicians get paid?

Yes. They earn 55% of a journeymanís wage rate in the first year, 75% in the second, and 85% in the third year.

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