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What do vehicle body painters do?

  • remove rough spots on vehicle panels and sand surfaces by hand and with power sanders
  • mask areas not to be painted with tape and paper, remove masking papers, and wax and polish finished paintwork
  • colour match and mix paints to match paint shades, and select pre-mixed paint
  • apply primer and finishing coats using spray-guns, and sand surfaces between coats
  • touch up paintwork and apply polish to vehicles
  • paint signs and artwork on vehicles

Low

projected job openings

$41-$52k

qualified full-time wage

90%

employed full-time

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