Industrial Painter

Industrial painters apply coatings to surfaces in various industries, ensuring protection and a quality finish.

Industrial Painters Take Protection to a High Level

Illuminate structures with your expertise as an industrial painter. Protect bridges, ships, and more from corrosion, extending their lifespan. Learn state-of-the-art coating techniques and environmentally friendly practices. Specialized safety training ensures confidence in working at heights and enclosed spaces.


Industrial Painter Apprenticeship

Hybrid Learning Approach

Hybrid Learning Apprenticeship: Classroom and on-the-job learning.  Minimum 144 hours of classroom and mandated on-the-job hours per year.

Classroom Learning

Curriculum: Union introduction, finishing trades, health & safety, leadership, and professional development. Minimum 144 hours of classroom instruction.

On-the-Job Learning

Apprentice Curriculum: Union introduction, finishing trades, safety, leadership/professional development.

Assessment: hands-on/written tests, job performance.

Web-based Learning

Access all training material instantly through the secure web-based Learning Management System (LMS). Administer, document, track, and report on training programs, events, e-learning, and content.


While a typical apprenticeship lasts up to four years, enough experience in your craft can make this process much shorter.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and Benefits

Great Pay

Advance your career with training and immediate pay/benefits. Earn While You Learn. Start building your desired life without school debt.

The average pay for an IUPAT industrial painter is 12 percent above the national average.

Great Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Training & Skill Development
  • Retirement Saving Opportunities

Training for a Lifetime

IUPAT members have access to continuous training to stay current in their craft. Stay ahead of the curve, advance throughout your career, and remain in high demand.



I was working at a bar struggling really bad, then I decided to join our union. It's been so much easier, I'm happy & have a house now. I'm saving and not struggling paycheck to paycheck.
Christine Maine, DC 3/LU 2012
As a woman, it’s nice to have this kind of job. You make great money, the hours are great, and I find that I’m a role model for other women, because honestly, if they see that I can do it, then they think they can do it too.
Jada Marsh, DC 46/LU 1590
Since joining our union and learning a skilled trade, I have been able to take myself out of a horrible situation financially. This has truly enhanced my life in a way that I don't think I would've ever gotten to. This has really afforded me a much better life.
Yvette Franquiz, DC 9/LU 18
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