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Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They are employed by construction companies, painting contractors and building maintenance contractors, or they may be self-employed.
construction painter, maintenance painter, painter, painter and decorator, painter and decorator apprentice, paperhanger.
- Read specifications to determine quantities of materials required
- Prepare and clean surfaces using methods such as scraping, sanding, sandblasting, hydro-blasting and steam-cleaning; remove old wallpaper and loose paint; repair cracks and holes in walls; and sandpaper and apply sealer
- Mix and thin paint to obtain desired colour and texture
- Apply paint or other materials, such as stains, lacquer, enamel, oil, varnish, fibreglass, metal coating or fire retardant using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
- Measure, cut and apply wallpaper or fabric to walls
- Assemble and erect scaffolding and swing stages
- Advise customer on selection of colour schemes and choice of wall coverings
- May provide cost estimates to clients.
Outlook & Prospects for Painters and Decorators in Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2012-11-20|
For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region are expected to be limited for this occupation.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2013
- Two low-cost, high-rise residential buildings, located in the Chicoutimi borough in Saguenay, will be renovated for $3.4M (available in French only)
- Construction JR Savard is launching a new housing project in Chicoutimi-Nord. The construction is expected to begin by 2014 and will have a total of 300 to 400 houses on a land of 4 million square feet. (available in French only)
- A consortium consisting of Chicoutimi companies J. Euclide Perron and Inter-Cité has won a $26M contract at the Romaine 1 power plant. Some 60 employees are expected to work on completing the contract by February 2015. (available in French only)
- About $3M will be invested in Girardville to install two cell phone towers (available in French only)
- Gazon Savard in Saguenay has landed a contract of more than $14M to carry out the deforestation in Romaine-4 (available in French only)
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