Painter and Decorator
Painters and decorators apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces prior to the application of materials such as paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings and specialty finishes.
Designation Year: 1964
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Painter and Decorator, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Painter (QC), Painter and Decorator - Commercial and Residential (ON)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Painter and Decorator trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Discover the essential skills painters and decorators need to succeed in their trade.
Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Painter and Decorator trade.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Painter and Decorator examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Painter and Decorator Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Painter and Decorator.
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