Summary Furniture Refinishing Varnisher in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "furniture refinishing varnisher" was moved from the group Furniture finishers and refinishers (NOC 9534) to the group Furniture and fixture assemblers, finishers, refinishers and inspectors (NOC 94210).
Find key facts and figures about working as a furniture refinishing varnisher. The following information is applicable to all Furniture and fixture assemblers, finishers, refinishers and inspectors (NOC 94210).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Furniture and fixture assemblers assemble parts to form subassemblies or complete articles of furniture and fixtures. Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish. Furniture refinishers refinish repaired, used or old furniture. Inspectors inspect furniture and fixture subassemblies and finished products to ensure product quality. They are employed by furniture manufacturing companies, manufacturing plants, retail furniture stores, refinishing and repair shops, or may be self-employed.
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High school or specific training
This occupation usually requires a secondary school diploma or several weeks of on-the-job training.
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- Set up and operate finishing machines or finish furniture by hand
- Stain or finish wood to specified colour
- Apply toners, highlights, glazes or shaders to obtain desired finish
- Apply lacquer or other sealers
- Decorate wood surfaces
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