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Painters and Paperhangers

Tips for Entry

Join the Internation Union of Painters and Allied Trades, which offers a free subscription to its journal,

Familiarize yourself with lead paint issues by visiting the EPA's Web site,

If you choose to go into business for yourself, make sure you check with your local municipality to adhere to any regulations or procedures, such as acquiring permits or licenses.

Consider becoming certified by NACE International. Certification requires a high school diploma, taking an online class, and completing an application. Visit for more information.

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