Job Role : Furniture Finisher
FurnitureFinisher is expected to perform thefollowing responsibilities :
1. Brush, spray, orhand-rub finishing ingredients, such as paint, oil, stain, or wax,onto and into wood grain; then apply lacquer or othersealers.
2. Disassembleitems to prepare them for finishing, using handtools. 3. Examinefurniture to determine the extent of damage or deterioration, andto decide on the best method for repair orrestoration.
4. Filland smooth cracks or depressions, remove marks and imperfections,and repair broken parts, using plastic or wood putty, glue, nails,and / orscrews.
5. Followblueprints to produce specificdesigns. 6. Mixfinish ingredients to obtain desired colors orshades. 7. Removeaccessories prior to finishing, and mask areas that should not beexposed to finishing processes orsubstances.
8. Removeexcess solvent, using cloths soaked in paintthinner. 9. Removeold finishes and damaged or deteriorated parts, using hand tools,stripping tools, sandpaper, steel wool, abrasives, solvents, and / ordipbaths.
10. Selectappropriate finishing ingredients such as paint, stain, lacquer,shellac, or varnish, depending on factors such as wood hardness andsurfacetype.
11. Smooth,shape, and touch-up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, usingsandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, orgrinders.
12. Treatwarped or stained surfaces to restore original contours andcolors. 13. Washsurfaces to prepare them for finishapplication.
14. Brushbleaching agents on wood surfaces to restore naturalcolor. 15. Conferwith customers to determine furniture colors and / orfinishes.
16. Design,create, and decorate entire pieces or specific parts of furniture,such as draws forcabinets. 17. Distresssurfaces with woodworking tools or abrasives before staining tocreate an antique appearance, or rub surfaces to bring outhighlights andshadings.
18. Paintmetal surfaces electrostatically, or by using a spray gun or otherpaintingequipment. 19. Recommendwoods, colors, finishes, and furniture styles, using knowledge ofwood products, fashions, andstyles.
20. Replaceor refurbish upholstery of items, using tacks, adhesives,softeners, solvents, stains, orpolish. 21. Spreadgraining ink over metal portions of furniture in order to simulatewood-grainfinish.
22. Stencil,gild, emboss, mark, or paint designs or borders to reproduce theoriginal appearance of restored pieces, or to decorate newpieces.