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    Paperhangers

    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.

    Place strips or sections of paper on surfaces, aligning section edges and patterns. Remove old paper, using water, steam machines, or solvents and scrapers. Remove paint, varnish, dirt, and grease from surfaces, using paint remover and water soda solutions. Set up equipment such as pasteboards and scaffolds. Smooth strips or sections of paper with brushes or rollers to remove wrinkles and bubbles and to smooth joints. Smooth rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper. Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives. Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives. Apply acetic acid to damp plaster to prevent lime from bleeding through paper. Staple or tack advertising posters onto fences, walls, billboards, or poles. Apply adhesives to the backs of paper strips, using brushes, or dunk strips of prepasted wallcovering in water; wiping off any excess adhesive. Apply sizing to seal surfaces and maximize adhesion of coverings to surfaces. Apply thinned glue to waterproof porous surfaces, using brushes, rollers, or pasting machines. Check finished wallcoverings for proper alignment, pattern matching, and neatness of seams. Cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, using hand tools. Fill holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections preparatory to covering surfaces. Mark vertical guidelines on walls to align strips, using plumb bobs and chalk lines. Measure and cut strips from rolls of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razors. Measure surfaces and/or review work orders to estimate the quantities of materials needed. Mix paste, using paste powder and water, and brush paste onto surfaces.

    Building and Construction -- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.