Industrial Spray Painter Kairehu Ahumahi

Industrial spray painters prepare, paint, powder-coat or resurface industrial parts and machinery and other items used in homes, offices and industries.

Industrial spray painters may do some or all of the following:

  • sand and clean surfaces to be painted
  • decide which products to use for a particular surface
  • prepare metals by treating them with chemicals or grit-blasting them
  • apply an undercoat
  • choose and mix paint
  • spray paint or powder-coat objects
  • bake powder-coat onto metal in ovens
  • polish the finished product
  • discuss treatment and painting requirements with customers.

Physical Requirements

Industrial spray painters need to have normal colour vision, and not have breathing problems.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for industrial spray painters includes:

  • painting and decorating work
  • vehicle spray painting
  • work involving metals
  • factory work.

Personal Qualities

Industrial spray painters need to be:

  • accurate, with an eye for detail
  • able to follow instructions.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for industrial spray painters includes:

  • painting and decorating work
  • vehicle spray painting
  • work involving metals
  • factory work.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements for this job, but science, English, maths and workshop technology are useful.

Related Courses

Industrial Spray Painters can earn around $37K-$62K per year per year.

Industrial spray painters may progress to set up their own industrial spray painting business.

Industrial Spray Painter