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47-2041.00 - Carpet Installers

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Inspect the surface to be covered to determine its condition, and correct any imperfections that might show through carpet or cause carpet to wear unevenly.

47-2042.00 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Sweep, scrape, sand, or chip dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces, correcting imperfections that may show through the covering.
  • Inspect surface to be covered to ensure that it is firm and dry.
  • Form a smooth foundation by stapling plywood or Masonite over the floor or by brushing waterproof compound onto surface and filling cracks with plaster, putty, or grout to seal pores.
47-2031.00 Carpenters
  • Inspect ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.
  • Examine structural timbers and supports to detect decay, and replace timbers as required, using hand tools, nuts, and bolts.
47-2161.00 Plasterers and Stucco Masons
  • Clean and prepare surfaces for applications of plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials, such as by drywall taping.
  • Rough the undercoat surface with a scratcher so the finish coat will adhere.
47-2141.00 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
  • Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
  • Wash and treat surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildew remover, or other preparations, and sand rough spots to ensure that finishes will adhere properly.
51-9124.00 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Remove grease, dirt, paint, or rust from surfaces in preparation for paint application, using abrasives, solvents, brushes, blowtorches, washing tanks, or sandblasters.
  • Sand and apply sealer to properly dried finish.

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