Paperhangers

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.

Median Annual Wage: $32,930

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (54%); Less than high school diploma (24%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Bill Poster; Paper Hanger; Paperhanger; Wallpaper Hanger; Bill Board Poster; Wall Covering Installer; Vinyl Hanger; Wallpaper Installer; Hanger; Wall Covering Contractor

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  • Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives.
  • Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives.
  • Check finished wallcoverings for proper alignment, pattern matching, and neatness of seams.
  • Mark vertical guidelines on walls to align strips, using plumb bobs and chalk lines.
  • Cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, using hand tools.
  • Apply adhesives to the backs of paper strips, using brushes, or dunk strips of prepasted wallcovering in water, wiping off any excess adhesive.
  • Place strips or sections of paper on surfaces, aligning section edges and patterns.
  • Measure and cut strips from rolls of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razors.
  • Fill holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections preparatory to covering surfaces.
  • Measure surfaces or review work orders to estimate the quantities of materials needed.
  • Apply sizing to seal surfaces and maximize adhesion of coverings to surfaces.
  • Smooth rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper.
  • Set up equipment, such as pasteboards and scaffolds.
  • Remove old paper, using water, steam machines, or solvents and scrapers.
  • 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.

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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Paperhangers.

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