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Industrial Spraypainters operate spray painting equipment to paint and apply other industrial coatings to manufactured items (Vehicle Painters are shown separately).


  • grinding, sanding and cleaning surfaces of items to be painted
  • loading paint, oil, lacquer, varnish and rustproofing agents into spray equipment
  • connecting hoses to spray equipment and adjusting spray nozzles to required pressure
  • securing items to be sprayed within spray booths or placing them onto conveyors
  • directing spray guns to apply even coatings
  • moving items to drying areas and stacking them for further painting and packaging
  • starting and monitoring extractor and drying fans, and heaters
  • cleaning nozzles, containers and hoses of equipment
  • may operate paint dipping baths
  • may mix coating solutions and regulate their temperature.

To become an Industrial Spraypainter

  • You can work as an Industrial Spraypainter without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as automotive refinishing, painting or panel beating.

    Take a Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Skills employers are looking for

  • Spray Painter

  • Painting

  • Communication Skills

  • Machinery Operation

  • Quality Assurance and Control

  • Forklift Operation

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