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  • 1) Finishes or refinishes damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish, utilizing knowledge of wood properties, finishes, and furniture styling: Disassembles article, masks areas adjacent to areas being finished, or removes accessories such as knobs and hinges, using handtools, to prepare article for finishing.

  • 2) Removes old finish from surfaces, using steel wool, sandpaper, or solvent and putty knife.

  • 3) Removes excess solvent with cloth immersed in paint thinner or sal soda.

  • 4) Applies plastic-putty, wood putty, or lacquer-stick to surface, using spatula or knife, to fill nicks, depressions, holes, and cracks.

  • 5) Smooths surface for finishing, using sandpaper or power sander.

  • 6) Selects finish ingredients and mixes them by hand or machine to obtain specified color or shade or to match existing finish.

  • 7) Brushes or sprays successive coats of stain, varnish, shellac, lacquer, or paint on workpiece.

  • 8) Grains wood or paints wood trim, using graining roller, comb, sponge, or brush.

  • 9) Polishes and waxes finished surfaces.

  • 10) May restore wood to natural color, using bleaching acid and neutralizer.

  • 11) May spread graining ink over metal portions of surfaces with cheesecloth to simulate wood-grainlike finish.

  • 12) May finish piano and organ cases and be designated Piano-And-Organ Refinisher.

  • 13) May finish mirror and picture frames and be designated according to type of finish applied as Powder Gilder; Whitener.

  • 14) May finish television receiver cabinets and be designated Television-Cabinet Finisher.

  • 15) May finish wooden parts of custom-made firearms and be designated Finisher, Special Stocks.

  • 16) May stain and finish surfaces of new furniture pieces to simulate antiques, bringing out highlights and shadings by rubbing surfaces with abrasives or cloth, and be designated Antiquer.




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Job Number: 4372