Painters and Allied Trades Union Info

Painters and Allied Trades Union Info

The Painters and Allied Trades Union involves several crafts:


Coating Application Specialist 

(aka Industrial Painter)

Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialists

Apply/install protective coatings and linings to steel and concrete on complex structures, such as bridges and towers, ships and waterfront structures; manufacturing and processing facilities; and conventional and nuclear power generation facilities.

Drywall Finisher

Once the drywall has been securely installed, Tapers fill the joints between panels with a joint compound. The process for finishing drywall has evolved over many decades and is an overlapping process in which each step or application has an effect on the next step.


An Architectural Glass and Metal technician, called a Glazier, is responsible for preparing, installing and removing various kinds of glass, mirrors, and metal framing.


Painters and Decorators apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial settings.


Painters and Allied Trades District Council #35 Finishing Trades Institute of New England

Length of Apprenticeship: 3 Years; 450 hours of classroom training and 6,000 hours of on the job training.


Basic Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or Job Corps Completion Certificate
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Must show proof of work authorization in the U.S.
  • Must be physically able to complete the duties
  • Must pass a drug screening
  • Attend, and successfully complete, Apprentice Information Session


Contact Information

Eric Redding, Director

Finishing Trades Institute of New England

25 Colgate Road, Suite 221

Roslindale MA 02131



Application Process:

Must complete an online application at Only 25 applications will be accepted per month.

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