Refinishing an Antique can mean one of 3 things:
- Keeping the existing finish: Cleaning and waxing to give it a rejuvinated look.
- Touching up to the existing finish to renew damaged/worn areas.
- Completely Refinish: Removing the old finish and applying a new one.
Removing the old finish can be a cumbersome and messy task, accomplished primarily by sanding or using chemical strippers. Heat guns can also be
used for stripping, and are sometimes used as a supplement to the other
methods in the removal of a particularly stubborn finish.
Once this is accomplished, then it is a matter of choosing the appropriate finish for the job and applying it. Depeding on the wood, grain filler may be necessary first before a stain is applied to acheive the desired color. After that the final finish can be applied to complete the job.
DF Conservation blends a passion for perfection with tasteful restraint in its antique wood restoration and antique wood refinishing of period and contemporary furniture, woodwork, and wooden architectural objects. Attention to detail and a respect for the integrity of a piece during the restoration process allow us to retain its original nature as much as possible.
Call us at 718-381-3548 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. We're located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn just outside of New York City.
Antique Furniture Restoration Services
. Structural repairs
. Compensation for missing parts
. Consolidation of veneers and inlays
. Matching stains to existing finishes
Furniture Refinishing Services
. French polish
. Oils and varnishes
. Hand-rubbed finishes for lacquers and polyurethane
. Custom and special finishes as per client specifications