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“Wall Covering Contractor” will probably be replaced by robots.
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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
- 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”
- 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.
- Mix paste, using paste powder and water, and brush paste onto surfaces.
- Fill holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections preparatory to covering surfaces.
- Cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, using hand tools.
- Smooth rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper.
- Apply adhesives to the backs of paper strips, using brushes, or dunk strips of prepasted wallcovering in water, wiping off any excess adhesive.
- Set up equipment, such as pasteboards and scaffolds.
- Apply sizing to seal surfaces and maximize adhesion of coverings to surfaces.
- Measure and cut strips from rolls of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razors.
- Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives.
- 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.
- Mark vertical guidelines on walls to align strips, using plumb bobs and chalk lines.
- Check finished wallcoverings for proper alignment, pattern matching, and neatness of seams.
- Staple or tack advertising posters onto fences, walls, billboards, or poles.
- Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives.
- Apply acetic acid to damp plaster to prevent lime from bleeding through paper.
- Place strips or sections of paper on surfaces, aligning section edges and patterns.
Related Technology & Tools
- Straight edge trimmers
- Chalk line markers
- Laser levels
- Personal computers
- Measuring tapes
- Wallpaper pasting machines
- Wallpaper shears
- Laptop computers
- Wallpaper steamers
- Length measuring counters
- Paste syringes
- Double cutting wallpaper knives
- Plumb lines
- Drywall power sanders
- Razor blade dispensers
- Wallpaper scrapers
- Wallpaper booking tables
- Wallpaper smoothing brushes
- Paste board clamps
- Wallpaper smoothers
- Aluminum straightedges
- Seam rollers
- Electric bucket heaters
- Extension ladders
- Wallpaper scissors
- Paste brushes
- Hand trowels
- Rolling scaffolds
- Perforating rollers
- Pneumatic staplers
- Tablet computers
- Broad knives
- Step ladders
- Wallpaper removal sprayers
- Wallpaper pasting boards
- Border holdups
- Paste tables
- Break off knives
- Paste beaters
- Microsoft Excel
- Construction Software Center EasyEst
- A-Systems Jobview
- On Center Quick Bid
- Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal