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Also called: Bill Poster, Paper Hanger, Paperhanger, Wallpaper Hanger

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Smooth strips or sections of paper with brushes or rollers to remove wrinkles and bubbles and to smooth joints.
  • Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives.
  • Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives.


  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Construction Software Center EasyEst
  • On Center Quick Bid
Accounting software
  • A-Systems Jobview
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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