Hand Touch-Up Painter

Paint articles like clocks, to touch them up and inspect them for defects.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Touch-Up Painters do?

Paints articles, such as clock or instrument hands and dials, engraved surfaces, glass tubes, and ceramics, to cover or touch up articles, using brush: Inspects workpiece for inspector’s markings or defects. Wipes, scrapes, sands, or applies cleaning solution to surface to prepare for retouching. Dips brush into specified paint or protective coating solution and applies it to surface of article specified. Brushes paint over surface and wipes it from unengraved area to paint engraved etchings. May apply coating of material, such as plastic wax or removable paint, to mask surfaces for plating, painting, or metallizing. May straighten parts, such as clock dials or hands, using jig or bench press, preparatory to painting. May paint original items, such as dials for custom-built instruments, freehand or using stencil or tracing device.

Should I be a Hand Touch-Up 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Hand Touch Up Painter, Touch-Up Painter, Hand

    How to become a Hand Touch-Up Painter

    Most Hand Touch-Up Painters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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