A painter and decorator is a trade responsible for the painting and decorating of buildings, and is also known as a decorator or house painter.[1 The main aim of painting is to improve the appearance of a building and to protect it from damage by water, corrosion, insects and mold and other types of every day damage.
The services of the painter and decorator are needed everywhere from homes to buildings, factories, and offices.
As a painter/painter and decorator, you could be
- removing old or damaged paintwork or wallpaper
- repairing surfaces to be painted such as walls, window frames, fences etc
- plastering small areas
- estimating how much paint or wallpaper is needed
- preparing surfaces
- wallpapering and painting
You may work on existing buildings or on newly-constructed buildings. You could be redecorating small areas or working on large projects.
Painters and decorators can expect to offer professional advice on colours and designs and employ a wide range of finishing skills.
Painting and decorating is a creative job that requires a sense of design as well as the skills of painting, decorative coatings, and gilding. Attention to detail is a key part of the trade.