Furniture Polisher or Finisher

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A furniture polisher or finisher stains, polishes and finishes new or old wooden furniture, doors or panelling.

The Work

You could be:

You may also repair and restore antique furniture using specialist methods such as marquetry or gilding.


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for furniture polishers can be around £17,000 a year. With some experience this can rise to around £23,000. With a number of years’ experience, possibly in a specialist area, earnings can be around £30,000 a year. Income may be increased by overtime and bonuses.


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Getting In

What Does it Take?

You should be:

If you are self-employed you need good business skills.


Getting On

With experience and qualifications you may go on to:


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Furniture Makers' Company
Tel: 020 7256 5558
Twitter: @FurnitureMkrsCo

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