35 Possible Interview Questions for a Painter Interview

March 6, 2015

General Background of the Candidate

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Why did you choose to become a painter?
  • What are your hobbies and interests?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest strengths?
  • What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
  • What are your most significant accomplishments?
  • What are your qualifications/certifications?
  • Do you have a current position and why do you want to leave?
  • Do you belong to any professional association?
  • What are your long-range goals?

Attitudes Towards the Job and Experience

  • What do you enjoy about working as a painter?
  • What do you know about us?
  • What do you find the most challenging part of working as a painter?
  • How long have you been in business and what type of experience do you have?
  • Are you licensed?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How do you handle an unsatisfied client?

Project Details

  • How do you protect plants, patios, furniture, or other items?
  • What products do you use?
  • How many coats will you be applying?
  • How will you prepare the surface being painted?
  • What kind of safety precautions will you take?
  • Will you be priming the surfaces before you paint?
  • How will you dispose of the trash and old paint?
  • What type of paint is currently on my house?  Will the new paint stick to it?  
  • How will you clean the house prior to painting?

Employment Details

  • Can you provide an estimate ahead of time?
  • Can you provide two current references with phone numbers?
  • How long will it take once you start?
  • How do you bill? Is there a minimum?
  • Is your work guaranteed?

Concluding Remarks

  • What would you like to say about yourself and this position to conclude this interview?
  • Do you have any questions for us?