Paint Stripper

Tend equipment that strip paint from steel drums.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Paint Strippers do?

Tends equipment that strips paint from steel drums preparatory to repainting: Turns valves to start flow of paint-removing solvent and steam to outlets in respective sections of cleaning equipment. Starts pump that re-circulates solvent, and conveyor that carries drums through paint stripping process. Observes drums passing through paint stripping section, and adjusts speed of conveyor to obtain maximum efficiency during stripping process. Inspects drums to determine whether additional stripping is required, and recycles drums needing more stripping.


Should I be a Paint Stripper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Acid Dipper

    How to become a Paint Stripper

    Most Paint Strippers 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:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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