Painting and decorating
Painting and Decorating workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. Day-to-day task may include: Erecting scaffolding and ladders, and placing drop sheets to protect adjacent areas from paint splattering. Preparing surfaces by removing old paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, and smoothing and sealing surfaces. Selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives. Applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays. Hanging wallpaper, matching patterns and trimming edges.