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Top 25 Painter Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Do you prefer edging with tape, or without?
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Question 2 of 25
As a painter, do you have any experience being your own boss? Handling customers and employees?
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Being a boss or handling a team of painters could be a natural progression in your career. Talk to the hiring manager about your ability and interest in doing so.

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"In my previous role, I led a team of 3 painters. I am comfortable managing a project, and others. Being in a customer facing role is no problem at all for me. I am very experienced and comfortable taking on a role like that."
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Question 3 of 25
Typically how many coats of paint do you prefer applying to any job for perfection?
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Give an example of the average amount of coats that you typically apply and explain your answer.

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"Typically, I apply 2 coats before I feel the job has been completed to perfection. Certain colors or brands will require 3 coats but I am very careful to do each coat perfectly so that additional coverage is not required."
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Question 4 of 25
For an airless paint sprayer, what size tip do you typically use to spray a closet?
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Show the hiring manager that you are familiar with airless paint sprayers by offering some of your expertise.

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"When spraying a closet, I will typically use a 513 or 515. It's important to choose the right size for such a small and closed in space."
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Question 5 of 25
What would you do if you could not be a painter?
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Aside from being a painter, have you had any other career goals or dreams? Talk to the hiring manager a little bit about what other career or life goals you may have.

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"If I was not a painter, I would probably look into a career within culinary. Being a chef is also a very creative job that uses skill, concentration and is still physical in nature. I spend my spare time learning new skills in the kitchen. It's fun for me."
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Question 6 of 25
Do you have experience using an airless paint sprayer?
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Question 7 of 25
When did you decide you wanted to become a painter?
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Question 8 of 25
Do you have experience using a lift or a boom?
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Question 9 of 25
How long have you been a painter?
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Question 10 of 25
How familiar are you with this market? Any experience painting here?
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Question 11 of 25
Where do you see yourself as a painter in five years?
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Question 12 of 25
Tell me about a painting project which you are very proud of.
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Question 13 of 25
How important is quality to you? Give an example of something where the quality of your paint job turned out really well.
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Question 14 of 25
Do you use a roll on brush or a paint sprayer? In what situations do you use the other?
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Question 15 of 25
What is more important, the money or the job?
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Question 16 of 25
Have you removed wall paper before? What is your easiest and most effective method?
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Question 17 of 25
What was the most difficult room you have painted before?
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Question 18 of 25
How do you stay focused and committed to a room while painting?
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Question 19 of 25
Do you have any problems climbing tall ladders?
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Question 20 of 25
Do you have your own hand tools?
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Question 21 of 25
Do you have your own car to get to and from work?
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Question 22 of 25
What is your most challenging piece of work you have completed?
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Question 23 of 25
When you arrive for a single room repaint, what is the order of operations?
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Question 24 of 25
The job specs are for prime and paint and you come across some wood rot. What is your next move?
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Question 25 of 25
Do you have experience patching holes? If a hole is roughly 4-6 inches in diameter, what do you do?
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About Painter

August 18th, 2017

Painters are hired to apply different types of paint to a wide range of surfaces including internal and external walls, doors, floors, and cabinets. Their job is not restricted to just painting. As part of their job, painters first scrape, smooth, and prime the surface to prepare the surface for painting. They then mix colors to obtain the desired shade and apply pain to the surface using the appropriate type of brush. After the painting is completed, they remove paint splatters and clean up the place.
There are no specific education requirements to become a painter. However, you must have sufficient experience to master the skill of painting so that the resultant effect is flawless and professional. This takes time and the best way to get the necessary practice is by completing an apprenticeship under the supervision of an experienced painter. This can be a physically demanding job as it requires staying in different positions for long hours, depending on the kind of surface you are hired to paint.
The best way to convince prospective employers that you have excellent painting skills is by carrying along photographs of work you have completed. Be prepared to answer all kinds of questions about your experience as a painter - what kinds of surfaces have you worked on, what painting equipment did you use, are you comfortable with working while standing on a tall ladder or are you afraid of heights? Check out more questions at painter mock interview questions.

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