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Whitener Salary
in Maine, United States

$30,881 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$392

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Whitener is $30,881 a year and $15 an hour in Maine, United States. The average salary range for a Whitener is between $23,718 and $36,756. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Maine, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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.
  • Removes old finish from surfaces, using steel wool, sandpaper, or solvent and putty knife.
  • Removes excess solvent with cloth immersed in paint thinner or sal soda.
  • Applies plastic-putty, wood putty, or lacquer-stick to surface, using spatula or knife, to fill nicks, depressions, holes, and cracks.
  • Smooths surface for finishing, using sandpaper or power sander.
  • Selects finish ingredients and mixes them by hand or machine to obtain specified color or shade or to match existing finish.
  • Brushes or sprays successive coats of stain, varnish, shellac, lacquer, or paint on workpiece.
  • Grains wood or paints wood trim, using graining roller, comb, sponge, or brush.
  • Polishes and waxes finished surfaces.
  • May restore wood to natural color, using bleaching acid and neutralizer.
  • May spread graining ink over metal portions of surfaces with cheesecloth to simulate wood-grainlike finish.
  • May finish piano and organ cases and be designated piano-and-organ refinisher.
  • May finish mirror and picture frames and be designated according to type of finish applied as powder gilder; whitener.
  • May finish television receiver cabinets and be designated television-cabinet finisher.
  • May finish woo.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
$35,799
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

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Skills

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Whitener Job Listings for Maine, United States

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