Restoration & Refinishing

Knowing what level of restoration a project needs comes down to a lot of factors and scale. These can be as small as a decorative element, molding, doors or gates, a window or a set, partial interior to a full landmark building restore. We can give estimates on all scales with white-glove service on-site, touch-ups, or complete refectory processes, depending on your project small or large. We work with individuals, architects, and contractors alike.

Refinishing

Furniture refinishing is often the most dramatic procedure of furniture restoration. Refinishing can be as unobtrusive as touching-up scratches or damages on-site, or might require the complete removal of the existing finish,  dyeing and staining and application of a new finish. If an original furniture finish can be maintained, that is often the preferred alternative.  However, finishes used from the very beginning of the 20th century until today were usually nitrocellulose lacquer, or later derivative of lacquer or other catalyzed finish.  Modern furniture finishes contain plasticizers that evaporate out of the finish over a period of decades, and when the plasticizer is gone, or UV light damages the finish. If brittle, heat marked, loose adhesion with the wood beneath, and or generally performs poorly in daily use. Such decayed furniture finishes are usually better to remove and re-applied than trying to save.  Any finish put over the top of a brittle finish will transmit its problems through any new finish put over them.

French Polishing

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Craft Stain Matching

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Antique & Art Handling

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Chandelier & Lamp Repair

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White Glove Facilities Maintenance

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