Construction painters apply paint, stains, varnishes and other products with a brush, roller or spray equipment. They prep surfaces (wood, drywall, metal) and install wall coverings (wallpaper, vinyl, fabrics). They may be called upon to reproduce lettering and designs or create special effects and faux finishes in residential or commercial spaces. This is a traditional trade that requires attention to detail, resourcefulness and manual skills. A job as a construction painter is suitable for people who like to work alone and have a good sense of color and texture.