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Using paint, decorative coatings, wallpaper, gilding, and sign writing both indoors and outdoors in a wide variety of working environments.
The painting and decorating professional is responsible for the external and internal appearance of a building and its protection from water, rust, mould, and insects. Building sites and types are highly varied, including offices, factories, schools, hotels, and private homes in all settings and climates.
They will possess a range of skills, involving communication, creativity, innovation, and problem solving; and may offer a range of services, including interpreting client requirements and drawings, advising on designs/colours, painting, spraying, decorative coatings, wallpapering, gilding, and sign writing.
Technically speaking, the painter decorator must have skills in planning and scheduling; have the ability to prepare surfaces thoroughly and carefully; and keep a commitment to working safely and tidily with an attention to detail.
Important elements of the challenge include:
Competitors will be required to prepare surfaces before applying the paint.
Competitors will then mix the paint and apply a panelled door and its frame.
Wallpapering skills are also tested under timed conditions.
Marks are awarded to those with attention to detail who can work with precision.
|Medallion for Excellence||733||Szabolcs Cseke||Hungary|
|Medallion for Excellence||728||Jordan Charters||United Kingdom|
|Medallion for Excellence||720||Mari Lappalainen||Finland|
|Medallion for Excellence||718||CHIH-CHIANG SU||Chinese Taipei|
|Medallion for Excellence||714||Rebekka Guldbrand Vedstesen||Denmark|
|Medallion for Excellence||709||Paulo Ricardo||Brazil|
|Medallion for Excellence||709||Olga Iachmeneva||Russia|
|Medallion for Excellence||703||Dominik Mitterstieler||South Tyrol, Italy|
|696||Deborah Baertsch||Principality of Liechtenstein|
|685||Mei Sze Wong||Hong Kong, China|
|649||MUHAMMAD ZULKIFLI SAHDAN||Malaysia|
|612||Ali Kashwani||United Arab Emirates|
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