Latexer

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

What does a Latexer 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.