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.


New workers

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


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.