Profession paperhanger

Paperhangers are specialised in hanging up wallpaper. They apply adhesives to the paper, or to the wall in the case of reinforced wallpaper, and fix the paper straight, well aligned, and avoiding the inclusion of air bubbles.

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Personality Type


  • Cut wallpaper to size

    Use large scissors or other cutting implements to cut wallpaper to size. Mark the paper where it is to be cut, leaving extra space where appropriate. Mark or crease the paper and cut it straight and without fraying.

  • Snap chalk line

    Stretch a line covered in fine, non-staining chalk between two points and snap it against a surface to produce a straight line.

  • Mix wallpaper paste

    Create wallpaper paste from flakes. Use the correct proportions based on manufacturer's instructions and circumstances. Mix well to create a smooth paste.

  • Apply wallpaper paste

    Apply wallpaper paste evenly, usually onto the wallpaper. Lay out the wallpaper and paste it. Fold the wallpaper over itself without creasing to facilitate the hanging. Let the paper soak before applying. If using non-woven wallpaper or reinforced wallpaper, which does not need to soak, paste the wall instead.

  • Remove wallpaper

    Remove existent wallpaper, or traces of it, from a wall without damaging the wall. Use one or several techniques and tools, including putty knife for peeling, scoring tool for perforating the paper, paint roller for soaking and steamer for hard to remove paper, based on the circumstances and type of wallpaper.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Protect surfaces during construction work

    Cover floors, ceiling, skirting boards and any other surfaces with various materials such as plastic or textile to keep them from being damaged or stained when performing construction or renovation work like painting or plastering.

  • Hang wallpaper

    Hang a pasted and soaked piece of wallpaper on the wall. Mark a straight line on the wall and hang the top piece of the paper. Unfold the rest of the paper and fix it as well. Work out any air bubbles with your fingertips or a brush and inspect the finished result.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Prepare wall for wallpaper

    Make sure the wall is prepared for papering. Remove any dirt, grease, or debris. Make sure the wall is smooth and dry. Coat plaster or other porous material with a sealer to make sure the wallpaper paste is not absorbed.

  • Transport construction supplies

    Bring construction materials, tools and equipment to the construction site and store them properly taking various aspects into account such as the workers' safety and protection from deterioration.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

Optional knowledge and skills

types of wallpaper types of paint keep records of work progress advise on construction materials monitor stock level order construction supplies work safely with chemicals process incoming construction supplies paint surfaces use sander maintain work area cleanliness keep personal administration tape drywall follow safety procedures when working at heights answer requests for quotation mix paint use safety equipment in construction art history work in a construction team calculate needs for construction supplies clean painting equipment demonstrate products' features

Source: Sisyphus ODB