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Painting and Decorating

Using paint, decorative coatings, wallpaper, gilding, and sign writing both indoors and outdoors in a wide variety of working environments.

Painting and Decorating could be for you if you like:

  • Craftsmanship
  • Helping people
  • Using tools
  • Working outdoors

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Why choose Painting and Decorating?

The best part of my skill is seeing every day the results of my work and a smile on the face of my customers. Skills give me the opportunity to travel and work around the world. I get to see how different painters work worldwide.You should consider a skills because it‘s a great what to create with your hands. You can bring people happiness.
— Christina Peinthor, Competitor at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

More about Painting and Decorating

The services of the painter and decorator are needed everywhere from homes to public buildings, factories, and offices.

Painters and decorators can expect to offer professional advice on colours and designs and employ a wide range of finishing skills.

Painting and decorating is a creative job that requires a sense of design as well as the core skills of painting, decorative coatings, and gilding.

Painting and Decorating in action

Recent medallists in Painting and Decorating

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Sebastian Gruber

    Sebastian Gruber


  • Photo of Sandra Lüthi

    Sandra Lüthi


  • Photo of Justine BOSSARD

    Justine BOSSARD


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Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.

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