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What’s it like to be a Furniture Polisher?
Furniture polishers polish timber furniture and musical instruments by hand or
machine to give them a protective and attractive finish. They also apply
polyurethane-based finishes for flat panel products, such as kitchen doors and
Furniture polishers work in workshops, which may be noisy due to the operation
of industrial machines and tools. They usually stand for most of the day and
wear protective masks as some lacquers give off strong fumes.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Furniture Polisher earn an average of $808 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $42016 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- normal colour vision
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to pay attention to detail
- good communication skills
- able to work independently and in a team
- free from allergies to the solvents, varnishes and other materials used.
This job also involves:
Dusty or polluted environment
The work environment in these jobs generally contains higher than average
levels of dust, pollen, fumes, gases or other matter which are likely to
aggravate respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Furniture Polisher
Furniture polishers may perform the following tasks:
- read and interpret work documents
- estimate job costs
- dismantle and reassemble furniture
- remove old finishes by stripping, scraping, sanding or applying solvents or paint strippers
- mix and apply stains and paint to timber and other surfaces
- spray on lacquers, varnish and two-pack finishes
- polish with French polish, wax or lacquer
- apply graining and decorative finishes
- make minor repairs to damaged furniture
- set up, operate and maintain mechanical coating and other furniture finishing tools and machinery.
A spray finisher uses high-pressure spray equipment and guns to apply a