The Painter uses tools, paint and materials such as plaster to change the appearance and texture of buildings, walls and other structures. Their role is preparing walls and other surfaces before painting, and mixing and applying paints, varnishes and sealants for a lasting finish. Their responsibilities are selecting the correct tools and paints for projects, buying paint, brushes and other supplies, covering exposed objects and surfaces with putty and plaster to repair cracks, obeying workplace safety rules, and keeping the workspace and tools clean.
I'm an independent contractor and I work in construction. I do both residential and commercial painting and that leads into both interior and exterior repaints and new construction. I don't have any employees, it's just me sometimes I sub out work.
You have to be healthy, you know, there's a lot of times when you're up on a ladder, you push yourself to your limits a lot, you can work out that there's a lot of roof work sometimes. That having a willingness to learn new things is huge if you're not learning something new every day, you're doing it wrong.
You really do push yourself to the limits a lot but I really like that challenge personally. That's one aspect that I really enjoy about my job is that I'm working with my hands and I'm physically pushing myself every day.
Sometimes my work to life balance is pretty sporadic. Most of the time there's not much life balance if you would. When you are working alone and you're on a kind of a larger project it comes time to get that done and you're going to work the weekends, you're going to work late, when you're outside, you're in the sun all day, you're going to come home tired and you're not going to want to do anything, at least for me that's that's the case.
Be determined, have goals and plans and work towards them every single day. Find good construction companies to get in with and they're gonna help you throughout your entire career.