Using materials such as lacquer, resin, and so on to paint surfaces of vehicle units
Getting rid of dirt or grease from vehicle surfaces and ensuring that the vehicle is well prepared and ready for painting
Removing old paint with the use of liquid paint remover, scraper, or other effective techniques
Carrying out a proper examination to see if certain parts of the vehicle need to be replaced, protected, or sanded to ensure that painting is properly done
Ensuring that hand tools are properly maintained
Properly maintaining paint booth by replacing filters and fan belts when necessary
Administering the mix of colors and ensuring that they match with original color
Applying primers and repainting surfaces with the use of spray guns
Polishing the car by wet-sanding and buffing when the paint is dried
Ensuring that certain portions of the vehicle are masked with tape and paper to ensure that each part of the car is painted correctly when using multiple colors.
Physical fitness and good body posture, since the job is physically demanding and requires a lot of standing, walking, stooping, and bending, and other motions
Familiarity with the necessary equipment and the use of safety materials such as respirators, since exposure to toxic chemicals is frequent
The ability to endure long hours of work, as work hours is not limited
Detail-oriented mind, since a car painter is required to pay particular attention to color mix, various components or parts of a vehicle, etc.
Good communication and interpersonal skills, as he/she is required to interact with customers to understand their demands
At least one year of automotive painting experience or training
A voluntary certification such as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
At least a High School diploma.
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