Mannequin Sander and Finisher

Smooth, patch, paint, and correct contour defects in papier maches.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mannequin Sander and Finishers do?

Smooths, patches, paints, and corrects contour defects in papier mache and plastic mannequins: Removes waves with metal rasp and smooths surfaces with sandpaper or power sander. Fills holes with plaster. Builds up surface of mannequin, using plaster, paper, burlap, and cement. Brushes plaster over mannequin surface, sandpapers it to smooth finish, and sprays it with flesh-colored lacquer.

Should I be a Mannequin Sander and 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Plug-and-Mold Finisher

    How to Become a
    Mannequin Sander and Finisher

    Mannequin Sander and 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 Mannequin Sander and Finisher-related education!
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