- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others
- persistence and determination
- the ability to work on your own
- the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
- the ability to work well with your hands
- physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
- concentration skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- deciding on the type and colour of wood stain to use
- mixing and applying the stain
- applying french polish and other finishes, like lacquer, paint, varnish, oil or wax
- repairing furniture
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work in a workshop or in a factory.
With experience, you could progress to supervisor or manager.
You could start your own business.
You can find out more about becoming a french polisher from The Guild of Master Craftsmen.Data from National Careers Service.