Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting. - Selects and mixes coating additives to thin or promote drying and adhesion. - Fill cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives. - Apply primers or sealers to prepare surfaces, such as bare wood, metal, piping, fixtures, structures and equipment for finish coats. - Selects paint according to company color scheme and specifications. - Receive instructions from supervisors or homeowners in order to determine work requirements. - Disassembles paint and sandblasting equipment and cleans equipment, using solvent, wire brushes, and dry cloth. - Erect scaffolding and swing gates, or set up ladders, to work above ground level. - Remove fixtures such as pictures, door knobs, lamps, and electric switch covers prior to painting.