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This is painting work of journeyman level.

Work includes assignments requiring employment of all standard trade practices and skills. The work often includes finishing surfaces where standards of beauty, harmony, and workmanship are exacting. The work is performed under general direction and is subject to inspection while in progress and upon completion for appearance and durability.


Cleans and prepares surfaces to be painted by use of sandpaper, steel wool, scraper, or soap and water; sandblasts surfaces preparatory to painting.

Paints interior and exterior walls and ceilings of buildings with brush roller or spray gun, as required; may varnish, stain, shellac, or otherwise finish desks, doors, cabinets, moldings, and floors.

Trims windows and doors; caulks cracks and glazes windows.

Mixes paints, varnishes, shellacs, and enamels; cleans and stores brushes.

Performs incidental duties such as erecting and moving scaffolds, washing walls, and cleaning up after a job; operates pick-up truck.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some experience as a journeyman painter; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the characteristics and uses including mixing and blending of various kinds of paints, varnishes, enamel, and shellacs.

Considerable knowledge of proper methods of preparing various surfaces for painting and finishing.

Some knowledge of glazing and paper hanging techniques.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to work from ladders and scaffolds.

Skill in painting with hand brushes, rollers, and spray guns.



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