Skilled Commercial Painter

Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois

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$20.00 - $25.00

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Experience Required

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Job Description

As Skilled Commercial Painter with People Ready Skilled Trades, you’ll support a network of contractors by applying paint to exterior/interior surfaces including canvas, walls, floors, doors, cabinets in the Greater Chicago, IL region and surround suburb areas. In these short-term projects, you’ll earn $20-$25hour. You can also earn up to a $1,500 bonus as part of our Respect the Craft tradesperson recognition program!

Whether you’re new to the trades or a seasoned pro, come take charge of your career with PeopleReady Skilled Trades. Interested? Apply today!


  • Apply paint to exterior/interior surfaces including canvas, walls, floors, doors, and cabinets.
  • Mix, match, and apply paint, varnish, shellac, enamel, and other finishes.
  • Scrape, sandpaper, prime, or seal surfaces prior to painting.
  • Clean walls to ensure proper adherence.
  • Cover surfaces with cloth or plastic to ensure protection.
  • Calculate amounts of required materials and estimate costs.
  • Fill cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Erect scaffolding, movable and immovable staging and various rigging to gain access to difficult areas; moves furniture and equipment as necessary.
  • Apply several coats according to paint directions.
  • Tape off areas when needed.
  • Apply touchups or second coats.
  • Remove paint splatters when finished.
  • Clean up all equipment, including brushes and spray guns.
  • Utilize spray guns for large jobs.
  • Work on ladders to reach high ceilings or walls.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 5+ years verifiable experience with residential/commercial painting experience
  • Experience with interior/exterior brush and roll surfaces
  • Experience with brush and roll, various paints, coatings, applications, spray coating experience
  • Committed to starting and completing job
  • Possess tools of the trade and required PPE gear, including painter's whites
  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to lift up to 50lbs

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PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.