Georgia Furniture Restoration
We all have something we want to pass down or have received from a previous generation, and furniture is a popular choice. The more expensive or sentimental items are well worth the price of repair/refinishing though. Furniture repair is able to take old, worn out furniture and make it look like it did when it was built.
DIY vs Pro Furniture Restoration
You need a long time of experience to become great at furniture repair and painting. The average hardcore DIY-er is NOT going to be able to just pick up a craft like this real quickly. It’s not just the actual act of doing the work too, you have to have the tools you need to do the job, and be able to source the leather and other materials that you need. Pro’s are able to source the exact materials they need, and likely have all the tools they’ll need already on hand. When you DIY a job like this, you risk damaging the furniture beyond repair, as well as spending tons of money.
Restoration vs Refinishing
While these words may seem to be the same, they are actually a bit different. Restoration is generally minimal work, light cleaning and minimal repair. The end goal is always to maintain the base structure and improve the outer appearance and functionality to not lose value on the old, antique piece.
Refinishing involves stripping the finish off of the piece and is a lot more time consuming. Wood is treated with chemical strippers, sanded, stained, and then refinished. Do beware that some antique pieces can lose value after being refinished. If value matters to you, you need to do research and talk with your refinished before making any choices.
Refinishing Furniture in Alpharetta, GA
Your beautiful, antique furniture may be repaired if it is of pretty nice quality. If it’s made of particleboard, you pretty much always want to avoid refinishing it. When it truly comes to antiques, generally speaking you don’t want to refinish them if the monetary value matters to you. The best pieces of furniture to refinish are those from 1960 and back, factory produced with heavy wood and solid quality. That way you don’t risk messing up someone handmade masterpiece and you can count on the furniture to last for a long time. If you want your furniture repaired or restored, Alpharetta Furniture Painting has you covered.