Apply latex to backs of rugs to secure yarn tufts in backing material.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Latexers do?

Applies latex to backs of rugs to secure yarn tufts in backing material, using spray gun, brush, or trowel: Spreads rug, bottom-side-up, over specified frame and hooks edges onto frame spikes. Covers rug with backing material and attaches backing edges to spikes. Sprays or pours and spreads latex onto backing, using spray gun or bucket and trowel. Turns knob and moves levers to set temperature and speed of track-mounted drying machine that traverses frame and dries rug. Removes rug from frame onto table, in roll form, for further processing. May tend machine equipped with rollers, that applies latex to back of carpeting.

Should I be a Latexer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • Also known as: Load Mixer

    How to become a Latexer

    Most Latexers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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