Industrial & Commercial Painting

Commercial & Industrial Painting


Join the IUPAT Painting Apprenticeship Program!
Learn your new career in the IUPAT – and get paid for it!

IUPAT Painters are thoroughly trained to be the best and most qualified painting professionals for all projects.

Painters apply paint, stain, varnish, and other finishes to residential, commercial and industrial structures. They are able to choose the right paint or finish for the surface to be covered by taking into account durability, ease of handling, method of application and customer desires.

Some IUPAT painting projects require an artistic touch for the restoration of historic buildings – and the IUPAT painters are well-prepared to handle these and any other painting job.


Benefits of Being an IUPAT Painter


HEALTH INSURANCE

Painters and Allied Trades members and their families are eligible to participate in our affiliate health insurance plans.

PENSION

The Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund provides you with a secure retirement plan. Members qualify for full retirement benefits at age 55 with 30 years of credited service.

REPRESENTATION ON THE JOB

Your union will make certain your rights are protected on the job. That means you’ll get paid what you’re supposed to get paid, on time. It also means you’ll have the right training and equipment to get the job done safely.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

All members of the IUPAT are eligible to pursue advanced career training and even college credits in our program. The Finishing Trades Institute offers continuing education programs for its members that allow them to earn college credits toward an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.

Drywall Finishing

Drywall Finishing


Join the IUPAT Drywall Finishing Apprenticeship Program!
Learn your new career in the IUPAT – and get paid for it!

Drywall finishers (or tapers) prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing joints and imperfections.

Drywall consists of a thin layer of gypsum between two layers of heavy paper; it is used on walls and ceilings in most buildings today because it is faster to apply than plaster and gives a professional finish when completed.

Using the wide, flat tip of a special trowel, drywall finishers spread joint compound into and along each side of the joint between two hung drywall panels and use a paper tape to cover the seams between panels, resulting in a uniform and almost perfect surface.


Benefits of Being an IUPAT Drywall Finisher


HEALTH INSURANCE

Painters and Allied Trades members and their families are eligible to participate in our affiliate health insurance plans.

PENSION

The Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund provides you with a secure retirement plan. Members qualify for full retirement benefits at age 55 with 30 years of credited service.

REPRESENTATION ON THE JOB

Your union will make certain your rights are protected on the job. That means you’ll get paid what you’re supposed to get paid, on time. It also means you’ll have the right training and equipment to get the job done safely.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

All members of the IUPAT are eligible to pursue advanced career training and even college credits in our program. The Finishing Trades Institute offers continuing education programs for its members that allow them to earn college credits toward an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.