Merit Apprenticeship Program   
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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. 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. Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other filler, using caulking gun and putty knife. Selects premixed paints, or mixes required portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying substances to prepare paint that matches specified colors.

Removes fixtures, such as pictures and electric switchcovers, from walls prior to painting, using screwdriver. 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. Paints surfaces, using brushes, spray gun, or paint rollers. Simulates wood grain, marble, brick, or tile effects. Applies paint with cloth, brush, sponge, or fingers to create special effects. Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level. May also hang wallpaper and fabrics. May wash surfaces prior to painting with mildew remover, using brush.

O*NET Code: 47-2141.00

DOT Code: 840.381-010
AIMS Code: 0379

Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls, buildings, bridges, and other structures.

Specialized Skills Summary

Please fill in the form below to enter your specialized skills. Use the blank box for additional information regarding your specialized skills. Your other specialized skills may give you more eligibility for an interview. You will be contacted by MAP after submitting this form.

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Specialized Skills: Check all your specialized skills below:
  Sandpapering, puttying, and priming of woodwork
Preparing and sizing of walls
Safety training in safe work habits
Calcimining and use of water-base paints
Finishing walls with flat coat and enamel
Finishing wood trim with oil, enamel, or varnish
Preparing stains; staining, bleaching woodwork
Pore-filling and shellacking
Lead stippling and starching wall
Outside painting and surface preparation
Applying various types of wall covering
Rag and sponge stippling
Blending and glazing walls and woodwork
Mixing and matching colors
Graining, warbling, metal leafing
Stenciling, striping, spackling
Making putty
Operation, care and use of all tools and equipment
       connected with the trade
Scaffolding and ladders 
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