Fur Cleaner

Clean fur pieces and garments by hand or machine.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $29,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fur Cleaners do?

Cleans fur pieces and garments by hand or machine, using brushes, pads, sawdust, corncob dust, and cleaning fluids, determining procedure and type of cleaning agent from knowledge of difference in dyed, processed, or natural furs: Examines fur for damage and to identify type of fur. Cleans furs, using either of following methods: rubbing lining of garment and brushing collar, cuffs, and soiled areas, using pad and brush dipped in cleaning solvent or placing furs in drum of cleaning machine containing treated sawdust or corncob dust. Removes sawdust or corncob dust from cleaned garments, using compressed air line nozzle or rotating drum. Dries fluid-cleaned garments, using extractor and either drying cabinet or tumbler drier. Beats or rubs fur with rattan or bamboo stick to fluff fur. May spray glazing compound on fur and brush by hand. May wash fur garment linings. May iron fur.

Should I be a Fur Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Fur Cleaner

    Most Fur Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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