Painter Interview Preparation Guide
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Painter Frequently Asked Questions in various Painter job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job interview

75 Painter Questions and Answers:

1 :: Explain me how many coats of paint do you prefer applying to any job for perfection?

I always give 2 coats, if the walls have a feature wall or required a lot of filling I usually do 3 or 4 coats.

2 :: Tell us how long have you been a painter?

If you count painting and decorating a small wall for a month, then ihve been a painter for a month.

3 :: Explain me what is more important, the money or the job?

Well, one thing is connected with the other. I always like to fine the balance between bouth and feel satisfaction of a well done job.

4 :: Tell me do you have your own hand tools?

Yes I have all my own tools and whites.

5 :: Do you know what are the major duties of a painter?

The first thing that a painter needs to do is confer with clients to determine their specific painting requirements. Discussing colors, shades and design are all part of this work. Once a color, shade and design is decided on, it is the job of a painter to acquire all the supplies and plan how to go about the painting job so that deadlines can be met.

6 :: Tell me what particular skills do someone need to work as a painter?

Color vision is perhaps the most important skill that a painter needs. Great attention to detail, organization and the will to satisfy customers come close too. Knowledge of applying primers and sealers and performing buffing duties are also important.

7 :: Tell me what instruments of trade are you most comfortable using?

Apart from paintbrushes, roller covers and sandpaper, I am able to use scrapers, joint knives and wire brushes.

8 :: I know you are primarily a self-taught painter, do you ever regret not getting formal training?

No regrets! I’m not sure really what formal training could’ve done for me that I couldn’t achieve with practice and patience. I’ve often heard negative reviews about formal training for the simple reason that formally trained painters end up painting like their teachers want them too, not in their own way and style. I’m a big believer in that there isn’t any ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to do art. This should not be confused with ‘good’ and ‘bad’ art however.

9 :: What are your favorite colors to paint with?

Generally I love bright colours, colours that stand out. However if you were to measure my favorite by the volume I use, then white would be on top, with black a distant second. Blue would probably be third.

10 :: Tell me what is the use of trisodium phosphate?

Tri-sodium phosphate is like any other soap or detergent; it is used as a cleansing agent, but benefit of using tri-sodium phosphate is that it does not leave any residue behind.

11 :: Explain me what all ways you can do house painting?

☛ Brush painting
☛ Spray painting
☛ Using Roller
☛ Using painting pads

12 :: As you know you paint a number of different topics- animals, images from Japan, people from your life, and some spookier lonelier ones. Which ones are your favorites, and why? Which ones are hardest, which most rewarding?

Hard to say which subjects are my favorites. Generally speaking my favorite topic is usually the painting I’m working on at the moment, if that makes sense. The most rewarding and difficult painting is the one where I achieve exactly what I set out to do in the beginning. Much harder than it sounds actually.

13 :: Tell me as far as pre-project customer service is concerned, what duties is a painter required to perform?

As a painter, it is important to first interview the customer to determine what they want. A painter should calculate the area to be painted, assist customers in choosing paint shades and ensure that the customer agrees on the initial costing.

14 :: Tell me do you have experience patching holes? If a hole is roughly 4-6 inches in diameter, what do you do?

If a hole is roughly 4-6 inches in diameter I will fill in the hole with paint then patch the hole.

15 :: Tell me have you removed wall paper before? What is your easiest and most effective method?

Yes I have removed wall paper. The best method of removed wall paper is tearing it off before painting.

16 :: Tell me do you have any experience being your own boss? Handling customers and employees?

Yes I do actually not so long back when I got study leave from school I tryed setting my own little business so I could work when I wasn't revising called jm gardening services so I went and got my self some customers and then the more I worked for them the more jobs and recommendations they gave out so I had a strong business going.

17 :: Tell me how important is quality to you? Give an example of something where the quality of your paint job turned out really well?

Quality and customer satisfaction are the most paramount areas relative to my success as a painter. Client wanted to only paint the shutters and trim around his house without prep. I took the time to scrape, sand and patch prior to painting which produced immaculate results.

18 :: Tell me the job specs are for prime and paint and you come across some wood rot. What is your next move?

Replace the wood is 1st option treat, patch, sand, prime & paint 2nd option.

19 :: Explain me what measures do you take before the start of a paint project that can have a positive effect on the end finish?

Mostly, prepared surfaces need to be further prepared by filling cracks, holes and joints with putty or plaster. This makes it easy to paint over and provides for a good finish at the end.

20 :: In the past few years you’ve really geared up your artistic efforts. What brought about that change? How much time do you spend painting per week?

This is easier to remember. Back in 2006 I was walking through Shibuya, and I happened across an art store with an easel on sale. It might seem a little mundane, but I’d never owned an easel before. After that things just progressed. I had been on a painting hiatus for a few years, and after I started again I realized how much I had missed it.
It also helped that the first painting I did in Tokyo is still one of my favourites (Shiro) and I thought to myself ‘hmm, I’m pretty good!’ ha.
As for how many hours a week I paint, well it depends a lot on my work schedule and what other things are going on in my life, but generally I paint anywhere between 3 and 15 hours a week.