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Painter, Paperhanger, or Plasterer Helper Job Description

Summary

Responsible for assisting painters and plasterers on the job site, including cleaning job site and procuring materials.

Primary responsibilities

  • Apply paint to surfaces including canvas, walls, floors, doors, and cabinets.
  • Mix, match, and apply paint, varnish, shellac, enamel, and other finishes.
  • Scrape, sandpaper, prime, or seal surfaces prior to painting.
  • Clean walls to ensure proper adherence.
  • Cover surfaces with cloth or plastic to ensure protection.
  • Calculate amounts of required materials and estimate costs.
  • Fill cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Mix plaster and deliver to plasterers.
  • Assist painters and paperhangers with various duties.
  • Use sanding and buffing tools to smooth surfaces.
  • Clean up work areas before and after jobs.
  • Apply protective coverings on furniture
  • Pour chemicals into stripping tanks.
  • Remove articles, furniture, and paint from stripping tanks.
  • Hand over tools as needed to painters and plasterers.
  • Erect scaffolding.

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