Maine Painter License

• 18 April 2020

Maine Licensing Overview for a Painter

Licensing for painters in Maine is controlled by the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation.

General Guidelines for a Painter in Maine

Specific requirements to perform painter services can be used as a guideline, but check your local governing rules and regulations as well.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a painter license?

Painters only need to be certified by the state when dealing with lead-based paint. Otherwise, licensing is done at the city or county level, so make sure to check local requirements before starting work. Generally, Workers’ Compensation insurance is also required if you have employees.

What’s the state licensing site for a painter?

Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

What are some training programs available for a painter?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?


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