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Painter Jobs

Painter Jobs

How to Enter

Whilst there are no specific educational entry requirements for a Painter, you can improve your employability with New Zealand employers by completing a National Certificate in Painting and Decorating (Level 4).

Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of a Painter can include any of the following:

  • Meeting with customers and clients to discuss briefs

  • Advising customers on colour selections and finishes

  • Calculating materials needed and projected costs

  • Erecting scaffolding (under five metres otherwise a registered Scaffolder will be needed)

  • Filling holes and cracks in walls

  • Cleaning surfaces and walls

  • Painting and decorating walls

  • Applying finishes (glazing) to walls

  • Cutting and hanging wallpaper


Many Painters progress their careers and become Supervisors or Managers within a small-to-medium-sized business. However, other options include specialising in Commercial or Residential Painting and Decorating, Interior or Exterior Design, Wallpapering and Decorative or maintenance work.

Salary Range

Entry: 30K – 38K per annum (NZD)

Experienced: 38K – 63K per annum (NZD)