Furniture Repair Service in Georgia
Sentimental value weighs heavily when deciding to keep or ditch a piece of furniture we love, but needs repairs. 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 vastly improve the appearance of your antique furniture. If you choose the right company, your piece of furniture will look brand new without losing the charm!
DIY Restoration vs Professional
Never, ever try to take on furniture repair alone. It can be very overwhelming and you aren’t paid to do this work. 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. Our biggest fear is homeowners destroying their property and antiques! A great repair company can help you every step of the way.
Restore or Refinish Furniture
Restoration and refinishing aren’t really the same thing, even though people think they are. It is a different process to look at for each.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 antique furniture.
You have to strip the old finish to resurface a 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.
Furniture Restoration in Georgia
Most of the time, appropriate furniture being restored turns out to be a fantastic value. 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 any furniture restoration needs professional assistance. We’re big fans of the fantastic repair work done by Antique Furniture Repair Alpharetta GA!