Brush Finisher

Finish brushes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Brush Finishers do?

Finishes brushes, performing any combination of following tasks: Holds wooden brush surface against sanding wheel and buffer to sand and polish brush heads and handles. Trims, tapers, and shapes brush-filling material according to prescribed standards by pushing brush over rotary trimmer, feeding it into trimming machine, or holding brush over blades of clipping machine. Removes dust and loose filling material by placing brush in centrifugal cleaning machine, holding it against cleaning brush, or feeding it into combing machine. Dips brush handle in varnish or lacquer or sprays handle with varnish or lacquer and hangs it on rack to dry. Paints identifying stripes on brush handle. Examines brush for conformity to job specifications and defects and makes corrections, such as retouching varnished or lacquered surface and hand-trimming filling material. Repairs cracked handles and bent ferrules. Separates and reroutes brushes that cannot be repaired to corrective work station. May flatten ferrule, using press machine, and nail band or ferrule to brush. May attach handle to brush.

Should I be a Brush Finisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bisque Finisher, Breast Finisher, Brush Washer, Finisher, Brush

    How to become a Brush Finisher

    Brush Finishers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Brush Finisher-related education!
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