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How to Become an Auto Body Painter: It's Not Always about a Brush

Auto body painters use technological processes to create automobile coatings. Auto body painters who work on new cars work with automated equipment that dips automobile frames into an anticorrosion bath and then covers them with several coats of paint that is designed to resist scratching and corrosion. Auto body painters who work in repair shops may become manual painters, performing detailed work that involves matching and mixing different shades of paint. Becoming an auto body painter usually requires a high school diploma, although training in auto body repair from a technical school may be required when an auto body painter works as a painting, coating, and spraying machine operator. Auto body painters can advance professionally by acquiring certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Search auto body and collision repair programs to start your career today! 



For information on a related career, read our full article on How to Become an Auto Body Technician.

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New York Automotive & Diesel Institute

Welcome to New York Automotive & Diesel Institute. We’re known exclusively for training students to become Master Automotive, Diesel & Collision Technicians

Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln College of Technology helps students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. Our in-depth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology.

Lincoln Technical Institute

Since 1946, Lincoln Technical Institute has been helping students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. Our indepth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology.

Nashville Auto-Diesel College

If you're looking for an automotive college with a history of success - Lincoln College of Technology, formerly known as Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC) is the one. Established in 1919, the Nashville Campus has been educating students for successful futures in the automotive industry for almost a century!

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