A painter is a tradesman responsible for the painting and decorating of buildings, and is also known as a decorator or house painter. The purpose of painting is to improve the aesthetic of a building and to protect it from damage by water, rust, corrosion, insects and mold. The painter is primarily responsible for preparation of the surface to be painted, such as patching holes in drywall, using masking tape and other protection on surfaces not to be painted, applying the paint and then cleaning up.
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and the provincial capital of Gauteng. It is also the seat of the Constitutional Court. Johannesburg’s parks and gardens are maintained by Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, which is also responsible for planting the city’s many green trees. The bigger shopping centers in Johannesburg include Sandton City, Eastgate, Mall of Africa, Westgate and Cresta. The most prestigious shopping center in Johannesburg is Melrose Arch. Other shopping centers include The Glen Shopping Centre, Clearwater Mall, Hyde Park Corner and Southgate. The Greater Johannesburg area consists of more than five hundred suburbs in an area covering more than two hundred square miles.