Figure Refinisher and Repairer

Repair and refinish mannequins.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Figure Refinisher and Repairers do?

Repairs and refinishes mannequins used to display wearing apparel on sales floor or in store window: Fills cracks and chips with putty and sandpapers surface. Mixes paint to match flesh color on mannequin and applies paint with brush or spray gun. Retouches features with paint, using airbrush. Glues on wigs and eyelashes. Keeps inventory records of mannequin arms, wigs, and display fixtures.


Should I be a Figure Refinisher and Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Tank Refinisher

    How to Become a
    Figure Refinisher and Repairer

    Figure Refinisher and Repairers 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 Figure Refinisher and Repairer-related education!
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