Painters apply paint, stain, varnish and other finishes to buildings and other structures. They choose the right paint or finish for the surface to be covered, prepare the surfaces for proper adhesion, select the right applicator for the job, erect scaffolding and mix and match colors.

People who excel at painting have good manual dexterity and good color sense. They are in good physical condition and have great stamina. Do you like to work independently? Many painters do; in fact, over 40% have their own businesses. If you think painting might be for you, prepare for this craft in school by studying mathematics.