Furniture finishers and refinishers - Emploi d'avenir

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Furniture finishers and refinishers

Finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish. Restore repaired, used or old furniture to give it a second life.

You master the art of transforming furniture and giving it a new personality by applying glaze, stain and shader with your legendary skill and patience.

Average salaryNot published


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 tasks


    • 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.


              • 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.


                        DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)

                        Furniture Finishing

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                        This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

                        • Mauricie
                        • Estrie
                        • Lanaudière
                        • Laurentides
                        • Centre-du-Québec
                        • Grande région de Montréal

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