A Painter and Decorator works with all fabrics and paints to a high finish, carrying out work to both internal and external surfaces. Those looking to become a Painter and Decorator must be accurate, neat and on time. They should be able to calculate how much material to use within the space required. Filling holes and cracks for preparation. Our painting and decorating competition is the perfect environment to hone these skills.

The individual will need to carry out basic tasks, work well under pressure to meet deadlines. They should have knowledge on public safety and security while working. A requirement is to be able to work at heights on some projects.

Are careful with your hands
Can work to a brief
Are good with numbers
Are a steady worker
Are good with heights

Career opportunities

  • Domestic, commercial or industrial jobs

  • Specialisation e.g. heavy industrial painting

  • Interior / Set design

  • Education / Training

Average Salary
Entry Level
- 2.2%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

Meet our Painter & Decorator role model

Jordan headshot pic


Jordan is one of our inspiring Career role models in Painting & Decorating.

What next?

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