Painter Skills List

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Here's a list of skills employers seek in the candidates they hire for painter jobs. Skills will vary based on the position for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Painter Skills

A - D

  • Actively Listening to Customer Preferences
  • Adhering Wallpaper
  • Aesthetic Sensibility
  • Aligning Wallpaper Patterns
  • Arm and Hand Strength
  • Assembling Scaffolds
  • Assigning Work to Assistants
  • Attention to Detail
  • Calculating Costs
  • Calculating Quantities of Materials Required
  • Calculating Quantities of Wallpaper
  • Cleaning Surfaces Prior to Painting
  • Cleaning Up Work Space and Equipment after Jobs
  • Collaboration
  • Coordinating Colors and Patterns
  • Covering Spaces not Targeted for Painting
  • Customer Service

E - O

  • Establishing Rapport with Customers
  • Filling Cracks and Holes with Putty and Caulk
  • Following Directions from Designers/Decorators
  • Hiring Helpers
  • Interviewing Customers to Ascertain Preferences
  • Maintaining Proper Ventilation
  • Maneuvering Ladders
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Mathematical
  • Measuring Spaces to be Covered with Paint
  • Mixing Paints
  • Neatness
  • Networking for Referrals

O - Q

  • Operating Painting Equipment to Spray Large Surfaces
  • Organizational
  • Physical Stamina
  • Planning Projects
  • Preparing Estimates for Customers
  • Priming Surfaces
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Promoting Services 
  • Purchasing Supplies
  • Removing Wallpaper

S - Z

  • Safety Conscious
  • Scheduling Multiple Projects in Coordination with Other Contractors
  • Scraping and Sanding to Smooth Surfaces
  • Securing References
  • Selecting Equipment for the Project
  • Selecting or Recommending Appropriate Paint for the Job
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Training Helpers
  • Working Independently
  • Working Quickly with Accuracy

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