Trade

Painter / Drywall Finisher

IUPAT Painters are thoroughly trained to be the best and most qualified painting professionals for all projects.

Painters apply paint, stain, varnish, and other finishes to residential, commercial and industrial structures. They are able to choose the right paint or finish for the surface to be covered by taking into account durability, ease of handling, method of application and customer desires.

Some IUPAT painting projects require an artistic touch for the restoration of historic buildings – and the IUPAT painters are well-prepared to handle these and any other painting job.

Drywall finishers (or tapers) prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing joints and imperfections.

Drywall consists of a thin layer of gypsum between two layers of heavy paper; it is used on walls and ceilings in most buildings today because it is faster to apply than plaster and gives a professional finish when completed.

Using the wide, flat tip of a special trowel, drywall finishers spread joint compound into and along each side of the joint between two hung drywall panels and use a paper tape to cover the seams between panels, resulting in a uniform and almost perfect surface.

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Painters and Drywall Finishers

Local Union #79 (IUPAT)

2170 South Lipan Street, Denver, CO 80223

Phone 303-761-1324

Fax 303-777-9321