Industrial painter

The industrial painter is responsible for painting all of the structures in industry, such as the exterior and interior parts, or the seat structures and window panels of the aircraft.


• It performs preparation operations by sanding the parts, pickling them, cleaning them and masking them.
• It treats surfaces (aircraft parts and structures) and then applies paint to them using a spray gun most often.
• He must scrupulously respect the technical and safety procedures.
• He makes touch-up paint when necessary.
• The aeronautical painter can be responsible for marking certain parts in the colors of the airline company and performs technical marking on all the exterior panels of the aircraft.

Golden rules

The industrial painter works as a team. He must be conscientious and meticulous.

Working conditions

The painter works in workshops. Times are staggered. The painter may be required to work on weekends, public holidays and at night. Being exposed to toxic paints and vapors, he must be in good physical condition.

Training required

• A BEP / CAP bodybuilder painter,
• IFI Painting training [1],
• Painting training can also take place within the company,
• The aeronautical painter must pass a medical aptitude test during training and medical examination every six months with a blood test if it is exposed to toxic vapors or if it works on composite materials.


Between 1,250 euros and 1,900 euros gross depending on experience and company.


The industrial painter can gain experience as a team leader.

[1] IFI Painting: Institute of Industrial Training in Painting.