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126 Painter Questions And Answers

1⟩ Project Based Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ How do you protect plants, patios, furniture, or other items?

☛ What products do you use?

☛ How many coats will you be applying?

☛ How will you prepare the surface being painted?

☛ What kind of safety precautions will you take?

☛ Will you be priming the surfaces before you paint?

☛ How will you dispose of the trash and old paint?

☛ What type of paint is currently on my house? Will the new paint stick to it?

☛ How will you clean the house prior to painting?


2⟩ Attitudes Based Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ What qualities do you have that make you a good painter?

☛ What do you enjoy about working as a painter?

☛ What do you know about us?

☛ What do you find the most challenging part of working as a painter?

☛ How long have you been in business and what type of experience do you have?

☛ Are you licensed?

☛ Do you have liability insurance?

☛ How do you handle an unsatisfied client?


3⟩ Behavioral Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ Share an example of a project you worked on that had excellent results

☛ Tell me about a time you had a conflict with someone about a project

☛ Recall a time you provided excellent coaching to a co-worker

☛ Did you ever unwittingly neglected to follow one of the painting job’s specifications? What did you do to fix it?

☛ Were you ever reluctant to follow instructions? What did you do in the end?


4⟩ Role-specific Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ How long have you been working as a painter?

☛ Are you comfortable with heights?

☛ What safety equipment is necessary for a painter?

☛ Painting can be a repetitive work. How do you maintain attention to detail?

☛ Do you use a particular brand of paint? Why?

☛ Are you familiar with PDCA standards?

☛ What do you use paint extender for?


9⟩ General Background of Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ Tell me about yourself?

☛ Why did you choose to become a painter?

☛ What are your hobbies and interests?

☛ What do you consider to be your greatest strengths?

☛ What do you consider to be your weaknesses?

☛ What are your most significant accomplishments?

☛ What are your qualifications/certifications?

☛ Do you have a current position and why do you want to leave?

☛ Do you belong to any professional association?

☛ What are your long-range goals?


10⟩ Tell me before you start painting your room what you should take care of?

☛ Safety first: Use a sturdy ladder with a shelf for your paint and tools, Cover your eyes with goggles and use overcoat to keep paint away from your body

☛ Color selection: Use color chart to get a choice for the color, use online website to check color combination

☛ Sampling: Use white poster board paint it with different shades and allow it to dry. Once it is done put it in different rooms to see the alteration in color shade.

☛ Right Sheen: You can use a high gloss paint for a stylized room

☛ Wash: Before you start painting wall make sure you have cleaned it properly without any dirt or patches left on it

☛ Primer: To get a polish look primer is a must, but make sure that you use an oil based primer instead of water based, it would help you to cover water stains

☛ Plan your Paint: It is worse when you finish paint in the middle of painting, and that too if it is a combination of different colors. Measure and calculate properly every corner of the room and then prepare it in bulk

☛ Use tape: Use a tape to cover your trim area, and then start for wall painting


11⟩ Tell me how you can paint using a paint pad?

☛ To paint walls and ceiling you can use 200 mm pads, and for cutting around the edges you can use 30mm-50mm pads

☛ To load the color on the pad use a special tray which is designed for color pad

☛ The pad must be kept flat on the wall or ceiling and moved gently on either side


13⟩ Tell me what is the easiest way to remove wallpaper?

Use hot water and vinegar, hot water would help to loosen the wallpaper glue, and the vinegar would help dissolve it

Remove it by using fabric softener and warm water

Using ammonia and hot water ( 1 quarter of ammonia + 2 quarter of ammonia)

Use warm water+ liquid detergent+ cellulose paste. Apply it on the wallpaper and leave it for 5 minutes and then start pulling off the wallpaper

Use steam wallpaper stripper


14⟩ 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.


15⟩ Explain me have any famous artists influenced you? Has Japan influenced you as an artist?

Actually no. To be honest before I started painting I didn’t even know any famous artists. Now of course I do, and admire a lot of them. Currently I’m very interested in the works of Monet and Dali. I’ve definitely been influenced by Japan though, which is pretty obvious when looking at a lot of my work from the past two years.


16⟩ If you could pack in your job and become a painter full time, would you? Which of your painting types do you think is most likely to become commercially successful?

Of course, I’d be there in a second! Hard to say which of my painting types would be most successful though, people all seem to have different opinions, Just because person A likes painting X is no guarantee that person B will like it. However generally speaking, I’ve found that my torii painting series has been the most widely liked and successful so far.


17⟩ Basic Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ What is painting?

☛ What is your favorite color?

☛ Which artist or painter has influenced you?

☛ Is there a work of art you would like to have in your home next to your own work?

☛ What is the best way to exhibit a painting?

☛ What are the limits of painting?

☛ How do you start a work — do you have any rituals?

☛ Is there a future for painting or you are one of the last survivors?

☛ If you were about to be reborn, what would you like to be — still a painter?

☛ Do you think that today painting is underappreciated?


18⟩ Operational and Situational Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ What are the first things you do when you take up a painting job?

☛ How would you prepare a room for painting?

☛ When do you think it’s better to use an airless spray gun instead of a brush?

☛ How do you prevent lap marks?

☛ Imagine you’re halfway through a job and the client changes their mind about the color. How do you handle this?

☛ If you took up a project at a house that has lead paint, how should you prepare?

☛ How do you decide on the number of coats needed?


19⟩ Core Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ Do you have any painting experience?

☛ What do you know about this industry?

☛ Why are you looking for a painting job?

☛ What were your primary responsibilities in your last position?

☛ If I called your last employer, what would he/she say about you?

☛ What situations typically keep you from coming to work on time? How do you handle these situations?

☛ What do you feel is an acceptable amount of days to be absent in a calendar year?

☛ Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager?

☛ Describe an issue you’ve had with a past employer or coworker. How did you deal with the problem?

☛ Tell me about a time when you successfully managed a conflict.

☛ What makes you a suitable candidate for this job?

☛ How/what could you contribute to this company?

☛ What are your strengths?

☛ What is your greatest weakness?

☛ What are your future career goals?

☛ Describe a recent unpopular decision that you made.

☛ Tell me about an obstacle you’ve experienced in your life and how you overcame it.

☛ How do you keep track of tasks you need to complete?

☛ Give me an example that best demonstrates your organizational skills.

☛ Would you rather write a report or give it verbally?

☛ What kind of personality do you work best with and why?

☛ Do you prefer to work independently or in a team?

☛ Give me an example of a time when you acted as a leader.

☛ Tell me about a situation in which you had to adapt to changes you couldn’t control.

☛ Tell me about a time when you were faced with an angry client.

☛ How do you personally define success?


20⟩ Employment Details Based Painter Job Interview Questions

☛ When would you be available to start a new position?

☛ Can you provide an estimate ahead of time?

☛ Can you provide two current references with phone numbers?

☛ How long will it take once you start?

☛ How do you bill? Is there a minimum?

☛ Is your work guaranteed?

☛ What would you like to say about yourself and this position to conclude this interview?

☛ Do you have any questions for us?