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Painter Apprenticeship Program

Painters apply paint, stain, varnish, and other finishes to buildings and other structures. They select the right paint or finish for the surface to be covered, taking into account durability, ease of handling, method of application, and customer's wishes. Painters first prepare the surfaces to be covered so that the paint will adhere properly. This may require removing the old coat of paint by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning, scraping, or water and abrasive blasting. Painters also wash walls and trim to remove dirt and grease, fill nail holes and cracks, sandpaper rough spots, and brush off dust. On new surfaces, they apply a primer or sealer to prepare the surface for the finish coat. Painters also mix paints and match colors, relying on knowledge of paint composition and color harmony. They also cover walls and ceilings with decorative wall coverings made of paper, vinyl, or fabric.

$34,360

Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a Painter?

Must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver's license, have proof of citizenship/working permit, and be able to physically perform the essential functions of the apprenticeship.

Program Sponsor

New Mexico Finishing Trades Institute
2300 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Ste. 125
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Robert Aubert, (505) 265-0448, robert.aubert@iupatdc88.com
Juan Granados, (214) 455-0514, juan.granados@iupatdc88.com

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email.

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