painter resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Efficient Painter committed to timely completion of residential and commercial painting projects. Dedicated contributor to hardworking painting team emphasizing safety, professionalism and customer satisfaction.

  • Wall Repair
  • Sprayer Experience
  • Safety Understanding
  • Respirator Use
  • Power and Hand Tools
  • High-End Residential Work
  • Drywall and trim specialist
  • Blast and paint equipment servicing
  • Paint mixing
  • Hand and power tools
  • Team Player
  • Construction professional
  • Good listening skills
  • Self-motivated professional
Santana High School Santee, CA Expected in 06/1989 Diploma : ROP Class Fiberglass Technician - GPA :
Work History
Camp Recovery - Painter
Old Fort, NC, 09/2016 - Current
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving product or service issues.
  • Repaired defects in walls including holes and scrapes.
  • Protected all surfaces from damage and spills by using drop cloths prior to and during painting.
  • Prepared trim, walls and ceilings for painting by cleaning, smoothing and priming.
  • Climbed scaffolding, staging, ladders and planks to reach work area surfaces and observed safety protocols to prevent falls.
  • Worked flexible schedule, including some holidays and weekends depending on shifting needs of project.
  • Applied primer, paints, varnishes and lacquers to walls and surfaces using traditional and sprayer methods.
  • Applied paint with cloth, brush, sponge and fingers to create special effects.
  • Mixed and matched paints according to customer specifications.
  • Applied putty, wood filler, spackling and caulks to prep uneven surfaces and fill in holes.
  • Painted surfaces using brushes, spray guns and paint rollers.

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Kimpton Hotels - Foreman Painter
Huntington Beach, CA, 11/2004 - 03/2009
  • Applied sealing compound over cracks, holes and nail heads using trowels, broad-knives or spatulas.
  • Measured and marked cutting lines on drywall for lengths, heights and penetrations.
  • Laid out materials and system components to prepare for installation.
  • Used brushes, rollers and spray guns to complete jobs with speed and accuracy.
  • Completed final walkthroughs at job sites to close out projects.
  • Inspected completed work for adherence to very strict guidelines and highest quality standards.

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  • Provided supervisor with daily status report on all job tasks and workers' duties.
  • Executed work orders for painting team as part of larger project schedule.
  • Developed work schedules for all team members to maximize shift coverage.
  • Handled all issues with relative ease by implementing best practices and applying critical thinking skills to find best solutions.
  • Established clear priorities and production quality standards.
  • Communicated with all stakeholders on job milestones.
  • Identified and implemented strategic plans based on accurate readings of specifications and solid collaboration with project leadership.
  • Initiated onsite safety program and properly trained all team members, decreasing injuries by Number%.
  • Delivered reports to Job titles each Timeframe to detail project updates and likely completion dates, noting delays and causes.
  • Evaluated team member strengths and assigned tasks based upon expertise and background.
A Classic Painting - Professional Painter
City, STATE, 06/2000 - 06/2005
  • Used brushes, spray guns and paint rollers to paint surfaces.
  • Selected premixed paints or mixed required portions of pigment, oil and thinning and drying substances to prepare paint to match specified colors.
  • Removed fixtures such as pictures, doorknobs, lamps and electric switch covers prior to painting.
  • Met with Number clients per Timeframe to discuss color and finish options and other design details.
  • Applied primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
  • Read blueprints and instructions and examined surfaces to determine kind and amount of work necessary for each project.
  • Used putty knives and caulking guns to fill cracks, holes and joints with plaster, putty and caulk.
  • Used sandpaper to scrape walls and other surfaces to remove old paint.
  • Managed daily operations by scheduling and coordinating appointments, assisting customers in selecting and matching colors and preparing invoices and bank deposits.
  • Covered surfaces and furnishings with cloth and plastic to protect from paint drops, including carpets, cabinetry, outlet covers and lighting fixtures.
  • Calculated amounts of required materials and approximate time to complete each project to estimate project costs.
  • Used sandpaper, scrapers, grinders and steel wool to smooth surfaces.
  • Applied paint with cloth, brush, sponge and fingers to create special effects.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.

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  • Worked with type customers to understand needs and provide excellent service.
Taylor Guitars - Guitar Finishing
City, STATE, 06/1989 - 05/1996
  • Reviewed final aspects of finishing for compliance with established standards related to color, textures, metals, exotic woods and aged finishes.
  • Provided guidance, assistance, and training to employees when needed.
  • Developed and implemented new production processes.
  • Set production goals and motivated team to achieve such goals.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Santana High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Painter
  • Foreman Painter
  • Professional Painter
  • Guitar Finishing


  • Diploma

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