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  1. Do you prefer edging with tape, or without?
  2. As a painter, do you have any experience being your own boss? Handling customers and employees?
  3. Typically how many coats of paint do you prefer applying to any job for perfection?
  4. For an airless paint sprayer, what size tip do you typically use to spray a closet?
  5. What would you do if you could not be a painter?
  6. Do you have experience using an airless paint sprayer?
  7. When did you decide you wanted to become a painter?
  8. Do you have experience using a lift or a boom?
  9. How long have you been a painter?
  10. How familiar are you with this market? Any experience painting here?
  11. Where do you see yourself as a painter in five years?
  12. Tell me about a painting project which you are very proud of.
  13. How important is quality to you? Give an example of something where the quality of your paint job turned out really well.
  14. Do you use a roll on brush or a paint sprayer? In what situations do you use the other?
  15. What is more important, the money or the job?
  16. Have you removed wall paper before? What is your easiest and most effective method?
  17. What was the most difficult room you have painted before?
  18. How do you stay focused and committed to a room while painting?
  19. Do you have any problems climbing tall ladders?
  20. Do you have your own hand tools?
  21. Do you have your own car to get to and from work?
  22. What is your most challenging piece of work you have completed?
  23. When you arrive for a single room repaint, what is the order of operations?
  24. The job specs are for prime and paint and you come across some wood rot. What is your next move?
  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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Rachelle Enns
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Diana D'Souza
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Painter Information
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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Top 10 Painter Interview Questions. These questions are for those entering the residential, commercial, painting industry. Created on March 3rd, 2016