Paint sprayers are hired to apply decorative finishes and protective coatings to a wide range of products or other items. The job can involve working in manufacturing, engineering and construction, as well as other industries.
On this page are listed a number of recruitment agencies with experience in filling paint sprayer roles for a variety of employers.
Day to day tasks could include setting up spray equipment and applying primer coats and final coats " all according to a jobs particular deign instructions. Suitable candidates will possess a keen eye for detail, good practical skills, an ability to keep to instructions and an awareness of safety.
The role of paint sprayer does not usually require any specific qualifications, although the above qualities are desirable. In addition, GCSEs in an art and design related subject may well help in landing such a role.
Working hours are standard 35-40 hours per week, with additional overtime occasionally required. Salaries range from £12,500 to £15,000 a year, although this can rise to £23,000 a year if the paint sprayer has specialist skills in the application of certain coatings. Higher salaries may also be offered to specialist paint sprayers employed within high end manufacturing operations.