Automotive Painter Resume Sample and Guidance

Updated on: November 12, 2020

As a one or two-page marketing tool, the primary function of an Automotive Painter resume is to get the person reading it to grant you an interview.

Depending on the audience that you wish to impress, automotive painter resumes need to be written in different manners.

Thoughtful and effective Automotive Painter resume writing takes time, so do not expect to be done in a jiffy. Without using technical jargon and fluff words, you can still create an impressive resume.

Refer to the sample below to get a better idea.

Sample Resume for Automotive Painter Position

Larry Perez
800 Farrell Shaw Street, Clarksdale, MS 32521 
(000) 123-2322
larry.per @ email . com


Passionate auto painter with a high-energy background in auto body refinishing and painting. Hands-on experience in following standard methods and practices associated with automotive painting and procurement of supplies and material. A perfectionist who effectively prepares vehicles to be painted by cleaning and denting them in accordance with prescribed procedures. Highly skilled in masking glass and windows appropriately prior to paint application. 


  • Denting Techniques
  • Color Matching
  • Paint Consistency
  • Workmanship Quality 
  • Tools Maintenance
  • Vehicle Prepping
  • Interior Refinishing 


  • Successfully created a neon green automotive color for a kit car
  • Introduced wax spraying techniques, which reduced paint job timeframe by 66%
  • Refinished the interior of 14 cars within the stipulated timeframe of 12 months
  • Improved the customer ties by offering free denting services for small dents with each paint cover job


Automotive Painter 
Mile One Automotive, Clarksdale, MS
6/2012 – Present

  • Assess the condition of each assigned vehicle and make notes regarding needed repairs prior to the start of the painting process
  • Confer with customers to determine their paint jobs requirements such as color and transparency
  • Provide suggestions for color and finishing types by first evaluating the vehicle
  • Mix colors to create the correct hue for each vehicle and ensure that they match the vehicle’s original color

Auto Body Painter  
General Motors, Clarksdale, MS
11/2008 – 6/2012

  • Painted automobiles using brushes and sprayers, depending on the type of paint job in question
  • Assisted denting workers in taking out or smoothing dents prior to beginning the paint job
  • Set up painting equipment and tools and ensured that they are periodically maintained and cleaned on a regular basis
  • Finished painting jobs by applying finishing and primer coats and ensure quality control at each step

Automotive Painter Apprentice 
Tradesmen International, Clarksdale, MS
1/2006 – 11/2008

  • Assisted painters in deciding which paint brands to use by providing availability options
  • Assessed vehicles to determine dents and needs for body repair prior to starting the paint job
  • Mixed paints with thinning agents to create appropriate consistencies and colors
  • Provided support in applying base and finishing coats by following specific instructions provided

A.S Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
City Technical College, Clarksdale, MS – 2004

“I am recognized for flawlessly selecting and mixing colors in the correct consistencies and performing timely maintenance work.”