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Furniture Finishers

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

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:
  • 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.
  • Fill and smooth cracks or depressions, remove marks and imperfections, and repair broken parts, using plastic or wood putty, glue, nails, or screws.
  • Smooth, shape, and touch up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, using sandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, or grinders.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

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
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence
  • Independence
  • Initiative

Technology

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 Hot Technology
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$30,550
$20,810
$47,890
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