Painter Interview Questions

The Painter interview questions given in this template will help you in hiring the most suitable candidate for this job.



What is the role of a Painter?

Painters are responsible for painting and decorating infrastructure or built assets like residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Painters don’t need to have any degree/diploma and may acquire this skill by completing apprenticeships. Certifications and past experience in the painting are preferable.

Also, evaluate the candidates for other skills needed for this job such as communication skills, ability to work safely and follow instructions, a keen eye for details etc. While interviewing the experienced candidates, make sure to ask them about the techniques they use, and their experience of painting in different settings such as residential/commercial properties. If you are hiring for a senior position, make sure to evaluate them for their leadership and management skills.

The candidates must also have problem-solving capabilities which can be evaluated by asking them how they would react under certain circumstances. To assess the candidates for the above-mentioned qualities, use the following Painter interview questions.

Operational and Situational questions

  • What is the first step you follow before starting the painting of a building? How would you prepare it?
  • When should you use airless spray guns as compared to paint brushes?
  • What do you do for preventing the lap marks on the surface?
  • Suppose you are halfway to complete the painting of a building and the client asks you to paint the building again with a different color. What would you do?
  • How would you prepare for a building that is already painted by a lead paint?
  • How many coats do you apply while painting a residential or a commercial building?

Role-specific questions

  • For how many years, you have been in this profession?
  • Do you feel afraid, while painting at heights?
  • How do you ensure your safety during your job?
  • What is the function of paint extender?
  • Painting is repetitive, and hence boring, job. How do you keep yourself motivated to do your best?
  • Which paint brand would you recommend, and why?
  • Do you know about PDCA standards?

Behavioral questions

  • What was the most difficult project you have ever completed? How did you make it successful?
  • What piece in your portfolio are you most proud of?
  • Describe a time when you fell behind schedule. What did you do?
  • Have you ever acted against the instructions of your manager? What happened afterward?
  • Have you ever had to collaborate with architects or tradespeople who were difficult to work with?
  • Tell us about a time you disagreed with your team over something. Were you right in your disagreement?