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Painters and Decorators

Those working in this unit group apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other protective and decorative materials to interior and exterior walls and surfaces, paint designs on wood, glass, metal, plastics and other materials, and stain, wax and french polish wood surfaces by hand.

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About this Career

£24,439

Average salary

New workers start around £16,430.58. Normal pay is £24,439 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,661.07.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Stains, waxes and french polishes wood surfaces by hand.
  • Mixes adhesive or removes self-adhesive backing and positions covering material on wall, matching up patterns where appropriate and removing wrinkles and air bubbles by hand or brush.
  • Applies primer, undercoat and finishing coat(s) using brush, roller, or spray equipment.
  • Prepares surfaces by cleaning, sanding and filling cracks and holes with appropriate filler.
  • Erects working platform or scaffolding up to five metres in height.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Monitoring
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Active Listening
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Learning Strategies
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Speaking
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Mathematics
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Critical Thinking
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Active Learning
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Reading Comprehension
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Writing
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Science
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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