Paint Sprayer Darley

Paint Sprayer Darley

Tameside College Paint spraying student Darley Greensmith is turning heads with her superb paint spraying skills. Darley has completed two years on her full time course along with eighteen weeks on a Level 3 Block Release Refinishing Programme.

Darley has developed her skills in many areas and has undertaken many widespread tasks including customised paintwork on a Harley Davidson motorcycle fairing, guitar restoration and the spraying of a MK1 Golf GTI. Her motorcycle fairing paintwork has been a huge success around the College which incorporates a purpose made clock that fits into the headlight recess. This piece of work impressed many at the College, including the Principal, Peter Ryder, who requested it be displayed in the Boardroom. The Harley piece of work has been used as the underpinning knowledge for Key Skills at Level 2. The embedding of the refinishing theory into Key Skills has “made the qualification relevant and real” as Darley states.

When asked about the course, Darley commented “I wanted to do something that involved Art and motorcycles. I am pleased that I decided to enrol on the Refinishing course because it has exceeded my expectations, increased my self­-esteem and provided me with an occupation that is a hobby. I am really looking forward to developing my career in the Paint and Coatings Industry and I would highly recommend the course”. 

Darley’s talents have caught the eye of many as she strives to make a success of herself in a male dominated industry where female paint sprayers are rare. She is now focusing on completing her course at Tameside College and continues to produce excellent pieces of work.