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Furniture Finishers

Also called: Furniture Finisher, Lacquer Sprayer, Sprayer, Stain Wiper

What they do:
Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.
On the job, you would:
  • Mix finish ingredients to obtain desired colors or shades.
  • Brush, spray, or hand-rub finishing ingredients, such as paint, oil, stain, or wax, onto and into wood grain and apply lacquer or other sealers.
  • Smooth, shape, and touch up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, using sandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, or grinders.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • DuPont ColorNet
  • DuPont Spies Hecker Wizard
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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