Commercial and residential painters and decorators make buildings beautiful. They apply wall coverings, paint, and other finishes to the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings. They also assemble scaffolds to work on ceilings or other high places.
Industrial painters work on industrial structures like factories, bridges, and storage tanks. They prepare surfaces before painting. They also assemble scaffolds, cradles, ladders, and other structures to reach high or awkward places.
Heat and frost insulators prevent or reduce the transmission of heat, cold, sound, and fire in buildings. They apply insulating materials to plumbing, heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems, piping equipment, pressure vessels, and the interior surfaces of buildings.
Architectural glass and metal technicians can fill a room with a view. They cut, fit, and install glass in wooden and metal frames. They may work with glass doors, windows, mirrors, storefronts, aquariums, display cases, skylights, and glass building exteriors.
Floor covering installers install, repair, and service carpets, rugs, and other materials such as linoleum, vinyl, plastic, rubber, wood, cork, and seamless plastic. An installer first inspects, measures, and cleans the floor surfaces. Irregularities on wood subfloors may be sanded down and holes filled in. The lines and patterns to be followed are marked and then the floor covering material is cut out according to the specified dimensions or client instructions.