Industrial Spraypainters

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Industrial Spraypainters

Industrial Spraypainters operate spray painting equipment to paint and apply other industrial coatings to manufactured items.

Fun facts

  • Decline Future Growth
  • 90% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 2% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by industrial spraypainters. A few are listed below:

  • grinding, sanding and cleaning surfaces of items to be painted
  • loading paint, oil, lacquer, varnish and rustproofing agents into spray equipment
  • connecting hoses to spray equipment and adjusting spray nozzles to required pressure
  • securing items to be sprayed within spray booths or placing them onto conveyors
  • directing spray guns to apply even coatings
  • moving items to drying areas and stacking them for further painting and packaging
  • starting and monitoring extractor and drying fans, and heaters
  • cleaning nozzles, containers and hoses of equipment
  • may operate paint dipping baths
  • may mix coating solutions and regulate their temperature

Specific occupations

  • Industrial Spraypainter
  • Powder Coater
  • Rust Proofer