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Painter and Decorator

Kaipeita/​Kaiwhakapaipai Whare

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Painters and decorators apply decorative and protective finishes to interior and exterior walls, doors, windows and other surfaces of buildings.


New or unqualified painters and decorators usually earn

$17-$20 per hour

Experienced and qualified painters and decorators usually earn

$20-$33 per hour

Source: Trade Me Jobs and Careers New Zealand research, 2016

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as a painter and decorator are good, especially in the top half of the North Island.
A painter and decorator using a tool to smooth down wallpaper she is hanging

Painters and decorators hang wallpaper

Last updated 6 April 2018