self employed interior exterior painter resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

Detail-oriented painter bringing 15+ years of experience in building maintenance and construction positions. Expert in preparing surfaces, applying paints and smoothing finishes. Collaborative team member with immense consideration for safety and well-being of colleagues.

  • Safety awareness
  • Wall repair
  • Sprayer experience
  • Hand and power tools
  • Respirator use
  • High-end residential work
  • Construction professional
  • Team Player
  • Scheduling
  • Finish coat application
Work History
07/2019 to Current Self-Employed Interior/Exterior Painter Right At School | Cleveland, OH,
  • Painted surfaces using brushes, spray guns and paint rollers.
  • Assembled multiple types of 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.
  • Bid on projects, prepped sites and completed projects in line with customer specifications and requirements.
  • Consulted with clients to discuss commission ideas and style preferences to create mutually agreeable project parameters.
  • Effectively and independently estimated quantity of materials needed to perform work.
  • Protected all surfaces from damage and spills by using drop cloths prior to and during painting.
  • Repaired defects in walls including holes and scrapes.
03/2016 to 12/2020 Laborer for Bricklayer D's Masonry | City, STATE,
  • Interpreted project blueprints or specifications to obtain information for masonry projects.
  • Worked safely on scaffolding and swing stages at various heights.
  • Operated heavy equipment such as forklifts safely and efficiently to move materials.
  • Utilized common power and hand tools to complete each masonry project.
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of industry tools, techniques, equipment and materials.
  • Cut bricks and concrete using approved tools such as powered abrasive saws, paving breakers, drills and hand tools.
  • Performed basic masonry tasks such as tuckpointing, caulking, grinding and other required duties.
  • Prepared work area using standard tools including chalk lines, tapes, squares and levels.
  • Commended by management for continuous punctuality and superior performance.
03/2016 to 07/2019 Painter Laborer Walls Unlimited | City, STATE,
  • Used brushes, spray guns and paint rollers to paint surfaces.
  • Removed fixtures such as pictures, doorknobs, lamps and electric switch covers prior to painting.
  • Used putty knives and caulking guns to fill cracks, holes and joints with plaster, putty and caulk.
  • Covered surfaces and furnishings with cloth and plastic to protect from paint drops, including carpets, cabinetry, outlet covers and lighting fixtures.
  • Applied caulk, putty and plaster to walls using correct techniques to achieve professional finishes.
  • Conducted final work check to assess quality and make corrections if necessary.
  • Corrected surface imperfections by filling cracks, holes and joints.
  • Performed regular preventive maintenance on tools and equipment to support best quality of work.
03/2013 to 12/2015 Teacher LEAP Program | City, STATE,
  • Planned and implemented integrated lessons to meet national standards.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Attended and facilitated IEP meetings for students and families.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development using classroom games and activities.
  • Graded and evaluated student assignments, papers and course work.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
Expected in 05/2011 to to Bachelor of Science | Education Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH GPA:

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School Attended

  • Cleveland State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Self-Employed Interior/Exterior Painter
  • Laborer for Bricklayer
  • Painter Laborer
  • Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science

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