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  • 1) Seals joints between plasterboard or other wallboards to prepare wall surface for painting or papering: Mixes sealing compound by hand or with portable electric mixer, and spreads compound over joints between boards, using trowel, broadknife, or spatula.

  • 2) Presses paper tape over joint to embed tape into compound and seal joint, or tapes joint, using mechanical applicator that spreads compound and embeds tape in one operation.

  • 3) Spreads and smooths cementing material over tape, using trowel or floating machine to blend joint with wall surface.

  • 4) Sands rough spots after cement has dried.

  • 5) Fills cracks and holes in walls and ceiling with sealing compound.

  • 6) Installs metal molding at corners in lieu of sealant and tape.

  • 7) Usually works as member of crew.

  • 8) May apply texturing compound and primer to walls and ceiling preparatory to final finishing, using brushes, roller, or spray gun.

  • 9) May countersink nails or screws below surface of wall prior to applying sealing compound, using hammer or screwdriver.




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Job Number: 10988