When refinishing a piece of furniture, the finish is either repaired or removed completely and refinished with a new one. This process is called “Stripping” and it consists of using methylene chloride to strip the furniture back down to bare wood. The furniture will then be sanded down with low grit sandpaper to allow it to better accept the stain or finish that is set to be applied. It will be sanded again with higher grit sandpaper later in the process in order to maximize the smoothness of the finish. Paint, lacquer, and varnish are just some of the finishes that can be used or altered through the refinishing process. Almost all of our pieces are sealed with a clear coat lacquer at the end of the refinishing process in order to lock in and create a strong, durable finish that will withstand scratches, watermarks, and day to day functionality. The primary purpose of refinishing furniture is to either restore or change its appearance.
The primary benefit of refinishing furniture is the improvement and restoration of its aesthetic. As furniture ages, its finish becomes dull and damaged. Refinishing restores the look of your piece, returning the surface to its original condition or giving it a brand new look. During the refinishing process, various flaws can be repaired, including damage to the surface such as dents, chips, cracks, and scratches. Refinishing can also reveal more significant damage on the surface of your piece, fixing issues before they become worse and cause more damage to your piece. In addition, applying a new finish to the surface of your piece will seal it and protect it from the elements and most normal wear and tear. In addition to the protection refinishing provides, it also makes cleaning and regular maintenance easier. Overall, refinishing ensures a longer life for your furniture, allowing you to enjoy it for years to come.
We offer comprehensive furniture refinishing services that address each customer’s unique needs. When refinishing is necessary when restoring a piece of furniture, we work to perfectly match the stains and finishes of your furniture with the originals used on the piece. For refinishing that is meant to alter the appearance, we give you multiple colors and finishes to choose from. Our goal is to make sure you get the look you want with the quality you deserve. Below are some of the various refinishing options we offer:
A Flat finish is ideal to protect the surface and look of your furniture while providing a low shine finish look. Sometimes referred to as a matte finish, this option offers a subtle look that allows the stain and grain of the wood to shine through. With a flat finish, you can protect the surface of your furniture and remain true to its original design. In a flat finish, ”flat” refers to the amount of sheen the finish has. Compared to most other finishes, a flat finish is less shiny and less reflective. This makes it excellent at hiding dirt and fingerprints while also giving the piece a regal and reserved look. If you have a piece with a gloss or semi-gloss finish, we can easily change it to a flat finish.
Semi-gloss finishes will protect your furniture while also giving it a brighter appearance. Semi-gloss finishes reflect light, adding a sense of depth to the piece that accents the stain on the wood of your furniture. A semi-gloss finish is great for most antique and contemporary furniture. Semi-gloss falls between flat and high-gloss when it comes to sheen levels. Satin finishes are on the low end of this spectrum while the majority of semi-gloss options fall somewhere in the middle. Semi-gloss is a great option for those who want to make their furniture feel brighter without making it difficult to hide dirt and fingerprints. Out of the finish options available, semi-gloss is the most common as it offers the best of both worlds: it provides a nice shine to your piece, accenting the grain and stain of your wood, while also making it easy to hide fingerprints and dirt. We can offer you a wide variety of semi-gloss options, making it easy to achieve the look you desire.
Just like the other finishes, a high-gloss finish will protect your furniture, but this particular finish will give your piece a glistening aesthetic. It can give the furniture a greater sense of depth, making the stain and every detail of the wood stand out, while also making space feel brighter. While it can be applied to an antique furniture item, high-gloss finishes often look better on contemporary pieces. Unlike flat and semi-gloss finishes, high-gloss can make dirt and fingerprints more visible. However, with the correct care, this will not be an issue. We can offer you various levels of high-gloss finish so you can get the look you’ve been dreaming of.
For an eye-catching look, many individuals choose to apply a colored lacquer to their furniture. This wood treatment functions as a strong adhesive and protective coating while also bringing color to the piece. We offer many different colored lacquers in various shades, as well as clear lacquers, making it simple to achieve a custom look. Wood surfaces on furniture that are sealed with lacquer are a lot more durable. The coat also repels dirt and dust, which is something other finishes cannot do, so maintaining your furniture will be much easier. We can customize the level of sheen for you with flat, semi-gloss, and high-gloss finish options. Lacquer is a durable finish that, unlike paint, does not become brittle and crack over time.. If you want to add color to your furniture while offering durable protection, a lacquer finish is an ideal alternative to paint. We also recommend using a clear lacquer when attempting to enhance the natural color of the wood.
Applying a stain to your piece of furniture is the best way to achieve a traditional look. We offer a variety of staining services such as one where we change the color of the entire piece, as well as color matching services, allowing us to treat a specific area while keeping the look cohesive. Staining is a great service for any type of furniture but is particularly a good option for antique furniture. Stains come in many different varieties, some of the more popular ones can be seen here. Depending on the specific type of wood your furniture was crafted from can determine how well a certain stain will look on each piece and how much natural grain will be visible on the final product.
We specialize in converting any paint into custom-colored lacquers! Make your furniture eye-catching with one of our hundreds of custom color options!