Furniture refinishing is the work of preparing for and applying a new protective coating to an item of furniture which has already had its previous finish removed. For a wood tone finish, the basic steps in this process typically include sanding, staining, sealing and applying layers of a protective coating. For decorative finishes, under which heading we include any finish, which emphasizes the beauty of the finish in contrast to the beauty of the natural wood grain, the process can vary widely.
We are skilled at finishing a wide range of items. We have finished very fine items of furniture. We also refinish doors, kitchen cabinets and other household woodwork as well as outdoor furniture, classic auto woodwork and any other wood items needing a fine wood finish.
Our goal with each item we finish, is to create a finish which delights the eye yet will sustain regular use. We understand that a picture is often worth a thousand words. So, although we do offer explanatory information concerning furniture refinishing on the pages accessed by the links below, we would also invite you to peruse our gallery, where many more photographs of work we have completed are available for your enjoyment.
A special sub-process furniture stripping is the work of removing an existing finish, so as to leave the wood clean for the application of a new protective coating. Virtually all items of wooden furniture and household woodwork can have their finish removed. Even painted items can be successfully stripped. However, certain modern finishes, such as polyester or catalyzed finishes are difficult to remove at best and sometimes resist all efforts to remove them.
There just is not a more effective process we know of for removing paints and finishes and leaving the wood clean and ready for a new life.
We assist many customers who would like to refinish an item on their own, but who want the stripping part done by someone else. For do-it-yourselfers, this allows them to move forward on their project with enthusiasm and creativity. Our ability to thoroughly clean furniture items before finishing them enables us to offer our customers the widest range of options for the items we refinish.
Several times we have had customers bring items to us for re-stripping and refinishing which had been stripped and finished elsewhere but did not turn out satisfactorily because the stripping did not clean the wood well enough. Why risk that outcome? Bring it to us first!