Foxing Painter

Tend machines that paint decorative edges or stripes on foxing strips.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Foxing Painters do?

Tends machine that paints decorative edges or stripes on foxing strips: Fills machine reservoir with latex paint of color specified on work ticket. Hangs foxing strips on stand near machine. Adjusts distance between roller and regulates distance strip can be inserted between rollers to locate stripe as specified. Starts machine for roller to pick up paint, peels foxing strip from board, and positions strip against back guide and between rollers that paint colored stripe. Examines stripe for insufficient or excess paint and misalignment, and adjusts rollers and guide to eliminate defective painting. Places acceptable strips between cloth page of book for use by assemblers.


Should I be a Foxing Painter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Dip Painter, Furniture Painter, Metal Painter, Painter, Spring, Powder Painter, Production Painter

    How to become a Foxing Painter

    Most Foxing Painters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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