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  • 1) Covers interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, using handtools: Measures walls and ceiling to compute number and length of strips required to cover surface.

  • 2) Sets up pasteboard and erects scaffolding.

  • 3) Marks vertical guideline on wall to align first strip, using plumb bob and chalkline.

  • 4) Smooths rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper.

  • 5) Fills holes and cracks with plaster, using trowel.

  • 6) Removes paint, varnish, and grease from surfaces, using paint remover and water soda solution.

  • 7) Applies acetic acid to damp plaster to prevent lime from bleeding through paper.

  • 8) Applies sizing to waterproof porous surfaces, using brush, roller, or pasting machine.

  • 9) Measures and cuts strips from roll of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razor.

  • 10) Mixes paste to desired consistency and brushes paste on back of wallpaper or fabric, using paste brush.

  • 11) Trims selvage from strips, using straightedge and trimming knife.

  • 12) Places paste-coated strips on wall or ceiling to match adjacent edges of figured strips, and smooths strips with dry brush or felt-covered roller to remove wrinkles and bubbles.

  • 13) Smooths joints with seam roller and trims excess material at ceiling and baseboard, using knife.

  • 14) Removes old paper, using water, steam machine, or chemical remover and scraper.

  • 15) May apply paint to interior or exterior surface of buildings.




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DOT:   841.381-010

Job Number: 7196