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Spraypainter (Vehicle)

Vehicle Spraypainters prep and paint surfaces of transportation vehicles, such as cars, trucks, airplanes, buses and boats. They need to be able to use a variety of tools such as blowtorches, sandblasters and spray guns. Vehicle Spraypainters also may apply decorative lettering or designs.

Duties and tasks

  • Applies rust-proofing undercoats
  • Lays out and applies lettering, logos or other designs as specified
  • Mixes paints to meet job specifications
  • Preps surfaces by removing dirt and rust and sanding surfaces
  • Removes accessories, such as mirrors, prior to painting
  • Sands surfaces between coats and after final finish\
  • Utilises paint spray guns with accuracy

Skills required

  • Able to keep hand and arm steady
  • Can discriminate between different shades of colours
  • Good communication skills regarding work orders
  • Has good manual dexterity
  • Pays attention to details

Working conditions

Vehicle Spraypainters typically work indoors and may be exposed to toxic fumes from paint and other supplies. Most work environments are ventilated and wearing a protection mask is highly advised. Many Vehicle Spraypainters work a 40 hour work week.

Professional associations / Industry information

Motor Trades Association of Australia
Service Skills Australia

Related jobs and job titles

  • Auto body Refinisher
  • Automotive Refinisher
  • Automotive Spray Painter
  • Industrial Spray Painter
  • Metal Surface Finisher
  • Panel Beater
  • Vehicle Body Builder
  • Vehicle Trimmer