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