How to restore old wooden furniture? Whether it’s a wood table, chair, sideboard, bookcase or cabinet, there’s still hope for your precious belonging. An experienced professional can make your furniture look new and sturdy again. He can even provide a fresh look to your furniture.
But how is this possible? Can you just do it yourself instead? Yes, you can do it yourself. However, wood furniture restoration requires high attention to detail. It’s also laborious and can get messy. That’s why many Sydney families choose to hire an expert instead.
Whether you do it yourself or you let a professional do it, here are a few important things to keep in mind:
1. Onsite or offsite restoration?
Restoring old wood furniture to its glorious look takes a lot of time. Even if it’s just a small bookcase or table, the process can take several hours (or even days). In addition, you also have to think about the odour of the finish and coating.
Good news is, you have the option whether it will be an onsite or offsite job. Many Sydney clients (both families and businesses) choose the onsite job if it’s restoration of heritage furniture. Others prefer the job getting done offsite if the tasks will interrupt business operations or family activities.
When it’s offsite, ensure that there’s proper handling and delivery. Also make it clear about the date and time of pickup and arrival of your valued furniture. This way, you’ll gain peace of mind that your furniture is in good hands.
2. Pros and cons of French polishing
This wood finishing technique produces outstanding results, which is why it’s one of the most common services requested by clients. However, just like with all methods and techniques, there are advantages and disadvantages you should note.
One advantage is that French polish results to a deep colour and glossy surface. It can instantly put a sophisticated look to wooden surfaces. However, it has one drawback. It’s often softer than lacquers and varnishes. As a result, French polish can be vulnerable to spills. That’s why this is not advisable for tables or chairs meant for eating or drinking.
But for other tables (such as for reading, working or as a platform for your other personal belongings), French polishing might be ideal in making your furniture look new and sophisticated.
3. New look or just restoration?
Perhaps you just want to restore the old look of your furniture. You just prefer its original appearance above everything else. It might be a heritage item or memorabilia. These are also the reasons of many other Sydney clients for furniture restoration.
Others prefer something else though. They want a fresh new look for their valued furniture. They want it to look different than before. It’s like having new furniture without actually buying a new one. Professionals can accomplish this by applying a finishing that results to a lighter or darker tone. The result is that you’ll have something new while spending far less amount than when you buy a new one.
Restore old wooden furniture Sydney
Here at Glen Sheldon French Polishing Pty Ltd, we do both onsite and offsite furniture restoration. Our priority is producing outstanding results and quality craftsmanship. You can call us today at (02) 9666 4417 if you want your furniture restored to its original beauty.