6 Auto Body Painter Interview Questions and Answers

Updated on: February 9, 2022

Getting to the interview stage and then opting not to prepare for it is a big mistake.

The fact that you are at this stage is reason enough to believe that you are a worthy candidate for the job.

Do not miss out on this opportunity to gain your dream job as an auto body painter – or at least, interview experience.

The latter is perhaps even more important than the former, as it provides us with an opportunity to self-analyze our abilities – even if we do not ace the actual interview

You may refer to the following set of interview questions and answers for assistance:

Auto Body Painter Interview Questions and Answers

1. What is your training as an auto body painter?

Before I began working as a full-time auto body painter, I underwent a thoroughly detailed apprenticeship program, where I learned all there was to learn about mixing colors, assisting with denting work, performing painting duties, and handling post-print finishing jobs. That was 5 years ago. Since then, I have been diligently upping my knowledge through extensive training, and by keeping updated with industry standards.

2. What is your particular method to perform an auto painting job?

Engaging customers in conversation to determine their auto body paint job needs is the first step. Once that is determined, I calculate costs and get them approved by customers. Then comes the denting, straightening, and painting work.

3. How good are you with technology?

I have made it a point to stay constantly updated about the different technologies used in the trade. I am proficient in using advanced color mixing and matching machines, and can comfortably use and maintain all currently popular tools of the trade.

4. How would you handle an irate customer who is not happy with the paint job that you have performed?

I would first try to figure out what it is that he finds inconsistent. If his complaint is justified, I would redo the job at my risk and cost. If not, I will explain how the finished job meets standards.

5. Have you ever had to involve a supervisor to deal with a customer?

As a matter of fact, the need hasn’t arisen yet. But I am not opposed to the idea if the need does arise.

6. And are your 5 year future plans?

I am aiming to eventually own my own workshop that specializes in auto body paint work. And I am working hard to make that happen within the next few years.