9534- Furniture finishers and refinishers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Furniture finishers and refinishers

Job Description: 

Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish. They are employed in furniture manufacturing plants, retail furniture stores or refinishing and repair shops. Furniture refinishers refinish repaired, used or old furniture. They are employed in furniture refinishing and repair shops or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties: 

Furniture finishers perform some or all of the following duties:

Set up and operate finishing machines or finish furniture by hand
Stain or finish wood to specified colour with stains, paints or other materials using brush or spray gun
Apply toners, highlights, glazes or shaders to obtain desired finish
Apply lacquer or other sealers
Decorate wood surfaces or mark surfaces to create antique or other effects using hand and power tools
Clean and polish furniture
Sand metal furniture to prepare for finish and spray with paint or other materials.
Furniture refinishers perform some or all of the following duties:

Strip old finish from wood surfaces using steel wool, sandpaper and solvents
Smooth gouges with wood filler and sand wood
Match colours to obtain original finish and apply appropriate finish to stripped wood
Polish and wax refinished surfaces
Sand or grind metal surfaces to prepare for coating, and paint metal surfaces using electrostatic method, spray gun or other painting equipment
Make minor repairs to furniture
May perform duties of furniture finisher.

Employment Requirements: 

Some secondary school education is required.
College, high school or industry courses in furniture finishing or refinishing may be required.
On-the-job training is provided.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) (7294)
Upholsterers (6345)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X