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Furniture Refinishing Process - Chicago IL
All furniture is hand stripped with a paste stripper to preserve the finest veneers and the glue originally used. We solvent wash the furniture in order to preserve the patina and not raise the grain. We will use different bleaching products only when needed to remove stains in the wood or when a bleached finish is requested by the customer. Sanding is done with state-of-the-art sanding materials using both hand and machines to give a smooth base. Stains are applied in various stages to provide depth and add character. Sealers and grain fillers are used when a closed pore finish is required. We top-coat with catalyzed lacquer in a sheen of your choice. We offer sprayed finishes from dead flat matte to semi-gloss, with options for hand rubbed to machine buffed high gloss finish. Painted furniture gets a primer coat, a color coat, and sometimes glazes and toners followed by a top-coat. When alternative finishing is used, a piece goes under a rigorous cleaning process and the piece is scratch sanded for proper adhesion of the new finish. It can be touched up, glazed and toned to bring back the original color or we will create a new color of your choice. The piece is then top-coated for a finished look.