Members of the Painters and Allied Tradeswork in one or more of several crafts: painting, wallpaper hanging, glazing (glass work), drywall and taping, floor covering, and sign and display work. They work in industrial, and
commercial settings, from bridges and ships to interior walls of office buildings and homes. Drywall finishers tape, fill in and smooth seams in sheets of drywall.

At Ohio’s Painting and Allied Trades training centers, apprentices will typically learn to:

  • Cover floors, furniture, and trim with drop cloths, tarps, and masking tape to protect surfaces
  • Remove and replace pictures and outlet and switch covers
  • Install scaffolding and raise ladders
  • Fill holes and cracks with putty or plaster
  • Prepare surfaces by scraping, wire brushing, or sanding to a smooth finish
  • Calculate the size of the area to be painted and the amount of paint needed for the area
  • Apply primers or sealers so the paint will stick to the surface, and
  • Apply paint or other finishes, using hand brushes, rollers, or sprayers


Painters JATC Lima Area

Painters JATC Toledo Area

Painters & Allied Trades JATC DC 6

Painters JATC Local 1275 Plain City

Painters District Council 6 Cincinnati