A Red Seal trade

Automotive painters prepare vehicles to be painted. They are responsible for applying paint coats for touch-up repairs or just to satisfy a customer’s desire to change the car’s color. Automotive painters make cosmetic repairs to vehicles and repaint them, often after collisions.


  • Able-bodied
  • Good with my hands
  • Resourceful
  • Visually perceptive
Watch a video about working in a collision repair shop

Personality Traits

  • Content working independently
  • Creative
  • Focused with good attention to detail

Annual Salary Range

Low $20,000
Median $75,000
High $100,000

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