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Many of us have unique furniture pieces with a lot of monetary and sentimental value to us. 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 vs Pro Furniture Restoration

Furniture repair takes many years to get good at. 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 like this, you risk damaging the furniture beyond repair, as well as spending a lot of money.

Restoration vs Refinishing

Restoration and refinishing tend to be synonymous, 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.

Refinishing Old Furniture

Sometimes furniture won’t be able to be refinished, but most nice furniture can be. 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. Contact vintage furniture repair Alpharetta to put your furniture repair job in safe hands.