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Painting and Signcraft

Painting and Decorating is known as the finishing trade of the building industry. It encompasses areas such as internal and external painting and decorating on a variety of surfaces, and includes the decoration of new and existing homes, hospitals, shops, hotels and buildings of historical significance. Signcrafters use a variety of materials and techniques such as painting, computer graphics, vinyl, wood, foam, plastic, glass, gold leaf and engraving to provide eye catching designs.

Learn about the processes, materials and tools used, as well as the specialised skills of the signwriting industry, as well as the relationship of this trade to others in the building and construction industry and how these trades are affected by technological and industrial change.

From wallpapering feature walls to working at heights, the job always keeps you interested.

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Want to work in the painting industry? In this hands-on course you will learn about surface preparation, colour theory and wallpapering techniques...


This hands-on and industry-relevant short course covers two units; prepare surfaces for painting, and PRB colour and wallpapering.

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Page last updated October 24, 2018