Georgia Furniture Repair
Furniture can hold a lot of sentimental value, especially if it is passed down through generations. A lot of us also have cheap furniture that we don’t really care about either way, and for a lot of us once we’ve gotten our money’s worth out of it, it’s time to just get rid of it. The more expensive or sentimental items are well worth the price of repair/refinishing though. Furniture repair can make your old vintage furniture look like new without losing the charm.
DIY or Professional Furniture Repair
It can take ages to become skilled enough to do furniture repair at the same level as a pro. You cannot become a professional in restoration overnight. 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, you are risking ruining the piece of furniture forever.
Restore or Refinish
Restoration and refinishing are sometimes used as the same word, but they do have different definitions when you break it down. 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 is more involved and involves stripping the finish off of the piece. 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.
When to refinish old furniture?
Unfortunately there are just some furniture pieces that shouldn’t be refinished or restored. 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. Dealing with vintage furniture requires a pro. We love furniture restoration Alpharetta GA for your furniture repair needs.