Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting. Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives. Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats. Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes. Mix and match colors of paint, stain, or varnish with oil or thinning and drying additives to obtain desired colors and consistencies. Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors to determine work requirements.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Applies coats of paint, varnish, stains, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trim fixtures of buildings, and other structures. Smoothes surfaces and removes old paint from surfaces, using whatever chemicals and tools necessary to prepare surfaces for painting. Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with the type filler. Some drywall work as needed. Selects premixed paints to match existing colors. Paints surfaces using brushes, spray gun or paint rollers. Performs general clean up after each job, removing equipment, tools, and restoring area to organized manner it was in before painting. Performs duties and complies with needs of special events, before, during and after the special events are completed. Observes communicates, complies with and enforces Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) provisions; analyzes supplies and materials used in the performance, training and duties of subordinates of the trade. Available to help with or fully abate a facilities emergency. This may necessitate the use of a radio/cellular telephone. Further, a pre-arranged shift change may be implemented for predictable emergencies like inclement weather. Performs other duties as assigned