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"Paperhanger"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces, such as walls and billboards. Duties include removing old materials from surface to be papered.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Paperhanger"

1) Place strips or sections of paper on surfaces, aligning section edges and patterns.

2) Remove old paper, using water, steam machines, or solvents and scrapers.

 

3) Remove paint, varnish, dirt, and grease from surfaces, using paint remover and water soda solutions.

4) Set up equipment such as pasteboards and scaffolds.

5) Smooth strips or sections of paper with brushes or rollers to remove wrinkles and bubbles and to smooth joints.

 

6) Smooth rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper.

7) Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives.

8) Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives.

9) Apply acetic acid to damp plaster to prevent lime from bleeding through paper.

10) Staple or tack advertising posters onto fences, walls, billboards, or poles.

11) Apply adhesives to the backs of paper strips, using brushes, or dunk strips of prepasted wallcovering in water; wiping off any excess adhesive.

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12) Apply sizing to seal surfaces and maximize adhesion of coverings to surfaces.

13) Apply thinned glue to waterproof porous surfaces, using brushes, rollers, or pasting machines.

14) Check finished wallcoverings for proper alignment, pattern matching, and neatness of seams.

 

15) Cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, using hand tools.

16) Fill holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections preparatory to covering surfaces.

17) Mark vertical guidelines on walls to align strips, using plumb bobs and chalk lines.

18) Measure and cut strips from rolls of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razors.

19) Measure surfaces and/or review work orders to estimate the quantities of materials needed.

20) Mix paste, using paste powder and water, and brush paste onto surfaces.

Job Description for "Paperhanger" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Paperhanger"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  47-2142.00


 

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