Spray back of mirror glasses with silver or copper solution to coat glass.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Silverers do?

Sprays back of mirror glass with silver or copper solution to coat glass, using spray gun: Turns valve to admit solution and reducing agents into spray gun and sprays surface of glass. Rinses glass with hose before and after application of solution to remove residue. Observes sprayed surface to detect spots, streaks, and residue coloring that indicate faulty mix or reducer burns. Transfers silvered or coppered glass from rack onto conveyor of drying ovens. May clean, polish, and frame mirrors.

Should I be a Silverer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Mirror Silverer, Sign Letterer, Smearer

    How to become a Silverer

    Most Silverers 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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