Painting & Decorating


If you have an eye for art, then why not enter an area of trade that can take you down many types of the construction road including home and commercial. 

Career Prospects

Painters and decorators

Annual pay
Workforce change

The workforce is projected to expand by 3% over the period to 2024, adding 4,149 jobs. In the same period, 26% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 37,291 job openings.

Role description

Those working in this unit group apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other protective and decorative materials to interior and exterior walls and surfaces, paint designs on wood, glass, metal, plastics and other materials, and stain, wax and french polish wood surfaces by hand.

Common tasks

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Folkestone, Kent
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