Will “Paperhangers” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
87% Chance of Automation
“Paperhangers” 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
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 “Paperhangers”
- 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.
- Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives.
- Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives.
- 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.
- Mark vertical guidelines on walls to align strips, using plumb bobs and chalk lines.
- Mix paste, using paste powder and water, and brush paste onto surfaces.
- Apply thinned glue to waterproof porous surfaces, using brushes, rollers, or pasting machines.
- Measure and cut strips from rolls of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razors.
- Apply adhesives to the backs of paper strips, using brushes, or dunk strips of prepasted wallcovering in water, wiping off any excess adhesive.
- Apply acetic acid to damp plaster to prevent lime from bleeding through paper.
- Fill holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections preparatory to covering surfaces.
- Set up equipment, such as pasteboards and scaffolds.
- Remove old paper, using water, steam machines, or solvents and scrapers.
- Place strips or sections of paper on surfaces, aligning section edges and patterns.
- Smooth rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper.
- Check finished wallcoverings for proper alignment, pattern matching, and neatness of seams.
- Smooth strips or sections of paper with brushes or rollers to remove wrinkles and bubbles and to smooth joints.
- Staple or tack advertising posters onto fences, walls, billboards, or poles.
Related Technology & Tools
- Pneumatic staplers
- Hand trowels
- Wallpaper smoothers
- Wallpaper shears
- Wallpaper scrapers
- Straight edge trimmers
- Paste beaters
- Razor blade dispensers
- Laptop computers
- Tablet computers
- Length measuring counters
- Laser levels
- Electric bucket heaters
- Step ladders
- Wallpaper steamers
- Wallpaper smoothing brushes
- Wallpaper scissors
- Chalk line markers
- Seam rollers
- Paste brushes
- Plumb lines
- Paste syringes
- Rolling scaffolds
- Measuring tapes
- Personal computers
- Paste board clamps
- Wallpaper removal sprayers
- Paste tables
- Border holdups
- Break off knives
- Perforating rollers
- Aluminum straightedges
- Broad knives
- Drywall power sanders
- Wallpaper pasting boards
- Wallpaper booking tables
- Wallpaper pasting machines
- Extension ladders
- Double cutting wallpaper knives
- Microsoft Excel
- On Center Quick Bid
- Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
- A-Systems Jobview
- Construction Software Center EasyEst