To work as a vehicle painter, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete moderate-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
No formal education is required beyond high school. You typically need a driver's license so you can move vehicles.
Vehicle painters usually learn their skills on the job from an experienced worker. During training you begin as a helper. You help sand and remove paint. As you get more experience, you learn how to set and operate painting machines. You also learn to mix and match paints. Training may last up to one year.