Painter Examination

The examination is 3 hours long. It contains 61 questions and each question is worth 1 point. The required passing grade is 60%. The materials for your use during the examination are provided to you. They are: a pencil, a paper sheet, a calculator and an eraser. No other material or reference document is allowed during the examination.

Skill Content on Which Questions May Be Based

Section 1 - Surface Preparation (Indoor and Outdoor Surfaces, in All Construction Sectors) (43%)

  • Work Planning 
    • Interpreting plans and specifications
    • Evaluating the condition of surfaces
    • Calculating surfaces and quantities
  • Preparing Products, Tools and Equipment
    • Determining the primer type
    • Applying worker and environmental safety rules
    • Selecting and installing necessary tools and equipment
  • Conditioning Wood, Limestone, Wallboard, Metal and Synthetic Surfaces
    • Cleaning surfaces
    • Stripping
    • Sanding
    • Filling holes and cracks
    • Evaluating work quality
  • Applying the Primer or Wood Filler
    • Using the brush, roller and gun
    • Recognizing defects following the application
    • Cleaning of the premises

Section 2 - Joint Treatment (16%)

  • Work Preparing 
    • Taking environmental conditions into account
    • Choosing products and equipment
    • Installing metal reinforcements, joint tape and mesh
  • Applying Coating
    • Using the correct application technique
    • Meeting timetables
    • Sanding
    • Verifying work quality

Section 3 - Applying Finishing Products (41%)

  • Applying Catalysable and Non-Catalysable Coverings (Paint, Lacquer, Staining, Varnish, Granular Compounds, etc.)
    • Referring to the finishes table
    • Installing the work perimeter
    • Selecting tools and equipment
    • Mixing products
    • Applying products with rollers, brushes and rags
    • Applying products with a gun
  • Applying Wall Coverings
    • Determining the required tools and equipment
    • Preparing products
    • Preparing and applying strips
    • Removing a wall covering
  • Marking, Identifying and Reproducing Decorative Shapes (Numbers, Letters, Geometric Shapes, Logos, Parking Lines, etc.)
    • Tracing the shape to be reproduced
    • Applying the selected paint or covering
  • Applying Special Finishes
    • Imitating natural materials (wood, marble, stone, granite)
    • Applying decorative finishes
    • Applying gold and silver leaf

Samples of questions for provincial qualification examination

Suggested documentation

The suggested documents are an important tool to help you prepare for the examination. However, your best asset to write the exam successfully are the quality and diversity of the skills you have acquired during your apprenticeship.

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