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Drywall Finisher (Taper) (Hybrid)
Measure, cut, and install materials. Tape joints and touch up nail holes, scrapes, and other imperfections. Install corner guards, conceal openings around pipes. Perform mathematical calculations and read blueprints. Estimate the cost of installing and finishing drywall. Provide decorative wall coverings to finished drywall panels. Remove extra compound after surfaces have been covered sufficiently. Spread sealing compound between boards or panels or over cracks, holes, nail heads, or screw heads, using trowels, broadknives, or spatulas. Press paper tape over joints to embed tape into sealing compound and to seal joints. Mix sealing compounds by hand or with portable electric mixers. Spread and smooth cementing material over tape, using trowels or floating machines to blend joints with wall surfaces. Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surfaces for painting or papering. Sand or patch nicks or cracks in plasterboard or wallboard. Use mechanical applicators that spread compounds and embed tape in one operation. Apply additional coats to fill in holes and make surfaces smooth. Install metal molding at wall corners to secure wallboard.
Program NameProgram HoursSponsorRegionDistrict
0561HYFlorida Finishing Trades Institute JATC
2482-4442Al Trombetta 5Orange