Drywall Finishers create the smooth and textured surfaces needed in commercial and residential occupied spaces. In today’s workplace, drywall finishers are called upon to complete a variety of tasks and to work in a variety of situations. As new products are developed and new techniques emerge, the drywall finishers must adapt their skills and develop their knowledge of tools, materials and techniques to complete more challenging tasks within shorter time frames. Good communications and customer service skills are required by drywall finishers who often interact with home/business owners, contractors, interior designers and architects.
Drywall Finishers, also known as Tapers, prepare drywall areas for paint and wallcovering application by taping and finishing the joints and imperfections in the drywall surface. Drywall finishers also apply coatings to ceiling surfaces in a variety of textures. On large projects, drywall finishers may use automatic taping tools that apply the joint compound and tape in one step. To create a surface ready for paint and wallcovering application, drywall finishers sand to a smooth finish.
- Blueprint Reading
- Surface Preparation
- Drywall Finishing
- Health and Safety Regulations
- Use and care of state-of-the-art tools and equipment
Finishing Trade worker
average annual income: $70,000
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