Luster Applicator

Apply paint to exteriors or interiors of glassware.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Luster Applicators do?

Applies paint to exterior or interior of glassware, such as tumblers, vases, or bowls to tint glass and to apply luster to glassware: Mixes color with oil and water to obtain desired consistency. Centers glassware on balanced wheel and balances glassware on wheel with weights. Turns pivot pole with one hand to rotate wheel and glassware, and holds paint brush to glassware while resting arm on support to steady hand to apply thin layer of paint. Examines glassware for brush strokes. Places painted glassware onto moving conveyor.

Should I be a Luster Applicator?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Silicator

    How to become a Luster Applicator

    Most Luster Applicators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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