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Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 47-2142.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 36,470.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 17.00
- Currently, there are 3,190 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Paperhangers”.
Also Known As…
- Wallpaper Installer
- Wallpaper Hanger
- Wall Covering Installer
- Wall Covering Contractor
- Vinyl Hanger
- Paper Hanger
- Bill Poster
- Bill Board Poster
- Wallcovering Hanger
- Vinyl Installer
- Paperhanger Apprentice
- Paperhanger and Painter
- Interior Decorator, Paperhanging
- Billboard Poster
- Bill Poster Installer
Tasks for “Hanger”
- Fill holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections preparatory to covering surfaces.
- Mark vertical guidelines on walls to align strips, using plumb bobs and chalk lines.
- Cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, using hand tools.
- Smooth strips or sections of paper with brushes or rollers to remove wrinkles and bubbles and to smooth joints.
- Remove old paper, using water, steam machines, or solvents and scrapers.
- Apply thinned glue to waterproof porous surfaces, using brushes, rollers, or pasting machines.
- Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives.
- Apply acetic acid to damp plaster to prevent lime from bleeding through paper.
- Check finished wallcoverings for proper alignment, pattern matching, and neatness of seams.
- Measure and cut strips from rolls of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razors.
- Place strips or sections of paper on surfaces, aligning section edges and patterns.
- Smooth rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper.
- Set up equipment, such as pasteboards and scaffolds.
- Mix paste, using paste powder and water, and brush paste onto surfaces.
- Apply sizing to seal surfaces and maximize adhesion of coverings to surfaces.
- Measure surfaces or review work orders to estimate the quantities of materials needed.
- Remove paint, varnish, dirt, and grease from surfaces, using paint remover and water soda solutions.
- Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives.
- Apply adhesives to the backs of paper strips, using brushes, or dunk strips of prepasted wallcovering in water, wiping off any excess adhesive.
- Staple or tack advertising posters onto fences, walls, billboards, or poles.
Related Technology & Tools
- Rolling scaffolds
- Electric bucket heaters
- Wallpaper shears
- Laser levels
- Wallpaper pasting boards
- Extension ladders
- Pneumatic staplers
- Plumb lines
- Personal computers
- Broad knives
- Break off knives
- Wallpaper scrapers
- Chalk line markers
- Length measuring counters
- Paste tables
- Laptop computers
- Paste board clamps
- Wallpaper removal sprayers
- Measuring tapes
- Seam rollers
- Wallpaper smoothing brushes
- Wallpaper pasting machines
- Razor blade dispensers
- Wallpaper steamers
- Tablet computers
- Aluminum straightedges
- Straight edge trimmers
- Double cutting wallpaper knives
- Border holdups
- Paste beaters
- Perforating rollers
- Wallpaper booking tables
- Wallpaper smoothers
- Hand trowels
- Step ladders
- Wallpaper scissors
- Drywall power sanders
- Paste syringes
- Paste brushes
- Microsoft Excel
- On Center Quick Bid
- Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
- A-Systems Jobview
- Construction Software Center EasyEst