Painter helpers fulfill a labor-intensive position. Aspiring painters should have working knowledge of how to professionally ensure that surfaces are painted accurately, safely remove paint from surfaces, and identify potential troubling areas of painted or unpainted surfaces. They must also be able to effectively work alongside skilled painters and offer assistance as needed.
Painter helpers must be aware of all safety laws to ensure against legal liability for the company and protect themselves from potential danger on the job. The position also requires strong verbal and written communication skills.
Painter helpers must be able to work flexible schedules, as work can be year-round, and prior experience in painting is highly beneficial for this position. They must also be able to work in various weather conditions, as some jobs are done outdoors, and a high school diploma may be a minimum requirement.
Painter Helper Tasks
Clean up after painting, including removing tape and supplies.
Apply primer and paint to achieve desired look.
Clean, sand, and repair surfaces to prepare them for painting.
Ensure safety of work site, including storing supplies and equipment.