Vehicle Paint Technicians

Vehicle paint technicians apply paint, cellulose, vinyl stickers and wraps and other protective or decorative materials to the bodywork of motor vehicles.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£18,659
£29,991
£46,094

New workers start around £18,659. Normal pay is £29,991 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £46,094.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 12,584 vacancies for this type of job

3.71%

Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Cleans and maintains spray equipment, protective clothing and spraying booth.

  • Removes masking materials and refits external fittings after completion of spraying.

  • Applies vinyl stickers and wraps to the bodywork of vehicles.

  • Uses hand or electrostatic spray gun to coat surfaces, adjusting nozzle and pressure valves of the gun as required.

  • Consults vehicle colour code, chooses appropriate paint or mixes paint to achieve desired consistency and colour.

  • Applies masking material to protect areas not to be coated and removes any external fixtures.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Paint Sprayers

  • Painting

  • Spray Painting

  • Housekeeping

  • Refinishing

  • Polishing

  • Lacquer

  • Hand Tools

  • Production Management

  • Proofreading

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communication

  • Self-Motivation

  • Customer Service

  • Enthusiasm

  • Multitasking

  • Management

  • Time Management

  • Operations

  • English Language

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.