Will “Wall Covering Contractor” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
87% Chance of Automation
“Wall Covering Contractor” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #505 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
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
- Vinyl Hanger
- Paper Hanger
- Bill Poster
- Bill Board Poster
- Wallcovering Hanger
- Wall Covering Contractor
- Vinyl Installer
- Paperhanger Apprentice
- Paperhanger and Painter
- Interior Decorator, Paperhanging
- Billboard Poster
- Bill Poster Installer
Tasks for “Wall Covering Contractor”
- Staple or tack advertising posters onto fences, walls, billboards, or poles.
- Apply adhesives to the backs of paper strips, using brushes, or dunk strips of prepasted wallcovering in water, wiping off any excess adhesive.
- Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives.
- Smooth rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper.
- Measure surfaces or review work orders to estimate the quantities of materials needed.
- Cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, using hand tools.
- Apply sizing to seal surfaces and maximize adhesion of coverings to surfaces.
- Remove paint, varnish, dirt, and grease from surfaces, using paint remover and water soda solutions.
- Remove old paper, using water, steam machines, or solvents and scrapers.
- Fill holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections preparatory to covering surfaces.
- Set up equipment, such as pasteboards and scaffolds.
- Check finished wallcoverings for proper alignment, pattern matching, and neatness of seams.
- Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives.
- Smooth strips or sections of paper with brushes or rollers to remove wrinkles and bubbles and to smooth joints.
- Apply acetic acid to damp plaster to prevent lime from bleeding through paper.
- Apply thinned glue to waterproof porous surfaces, using brushes, rollers, or pasting machines.
- Mix paste, using paste powder and water, and brush paste onto surfaces.
- Measure and cut strips from rolls of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razors.
- Mark vertical guidelines on walls to align strips, using plumb bobs and chalk lines.
- Place strips or sections of paper on surfaces, aligning section edges and patterns.
Related Technology & Tools
- Electric bucket heaters
- Razor blade dispensers
- Drywall power sanders
- Paste tables
- Chalk line markers
- Length measuring counters
- Wallpaper booking tables
- Paste syringes
- Paste board clamps
- Wallpaper shears
- Tablet computers
- Aluminum straightedges
- Wallpaper smoothing brushes
- Rolling scaffolds
- Wallpaper scrapers
- Step ladders
- Broad knives
- Wallpaper steamers
- Paste beaters
- Pneumatic staplers
- Straight edge trimmers
- Paste brushes
- Wallpaper scissors
- Wallpaper pasting boards
- Plumb lines
- Double cutting wallpaper knives
- Personal computers
- Border holdups
- Extension ladders
- Measuring tapes
- Wallpaper smoothers
- Laser levels
- Laptop computers
- Wallpaper removal sprayers
- Break off knives
- Seam rollers
- Perforating rollers
- Wallpaper pasting machines
- Hand trowels
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