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Car Painting

Restoring a damaged vehicle to its original finish, matching colours, shades, and textures exactly, in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Car Painting could be for you if you like:

  • Craftsmanship
  • Fixing things
  • Using tools

More about this skill

Vehicles scratched, dented, or damaged in accidents must be returned to the road in showroom condition, with the repaired areas exactly matching the rest of the exterior colour and quality. It could be said that the greatest tribute to a good car painter is when they have finished you cannot see what they have done.

Car painters need to demonstrate great skills in matching paints with the original colour, or on occasion repainting the vehicle in a completely new colour. They must also apply these paints, undercoats and sealants in an environmentally safe and healthy work environment.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Yingcheng Jiang

    Yingcheng Jiang

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of Daryl Head

    Daryl Head

    United Kingdom
    Silver

  • Photo of Maurus von Holzen

    Maurus von Holzen

    Switzerland
    Bronze

  • Photo of Jonas Heinze

    Jonas Heinze

    Germany
    Bronze

  • Photo of Enzo BARRAGATO

    Enzo BARRAGATO

    France
    Bronze

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

  • Photo of Jinlong Yang

    Jinlong Yang

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of Frida Gustavsson

    Frida Gustavsson

    Sweden
    Silver

  • Photo of Rebecca Wilson

    Rebecca Wilson

    United Kingdom
    Bronze

WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

  • Photo of Pascal Lehmann

    Pascal Lehmann

    Switzerland
    Gold

  • Photo of Emelie Dammare

    Emelie Dammare

    Sweden
    Silver

  • Photo of Tommy Harald Aasdalen Hauge

    Tommy Harald Aasdalen Hauge

    Norway
    Bronze

  • Photo of Mathias Bliksted Vigsøe Frimor

    Mathias Bliksted Vigsøe Frimor

    Denmark
    Bronze


Our partners

Glasurit

The coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings. For Glasurit, BASF’s Coatings division, supporting the car painting skills category is one of our sustainable contributions to make young talents aware and excited about the spray painting profession.


Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.