Vehicle Painters

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Vehicle Painters

Vehicle Painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours and apply paint.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 1553 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 91% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 2% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by vehicle painters. A few are listed below:

  • removing rough spots on vehicle panels
  • sanding surfaces by hand and with power sanders
  • masking areas not to be painted with tape and paper
  • colour matching and mixing paints to match paint shades, and selecting pre-mixed paint
  • applying primer and finishing coats using spray-guns, and sanding surfaces between coats
  • touching up paintwork and applying polish to vehicles
  • removing masking papers, and waxing and polishing finished paintwork
  • painting signs and artwork on vehicles
  • treating vehicles with rust-proofing chemicals

Specific occupations

  • Vehicle Painter
  • Vehicle Refinisher