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Should I strip and refinish my antique furniture?

We are  refinish and repair professionals.  We enjoy and appreciate fine furniture. We are frequently asked if the value of furniture will be diminished if I elect to refinish?  This question often comes from segments seen in Antiques Roadshow’s programming. You should keep in mind that the Antiques Roadshow is entertainment. The appraisers and moderators are […]

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Cleaning and protecting your furniture

Unless your furniture is very old (early 1800’s), there is no product that penetrates into the wood.  Modern finishes  use shellac, lacquers (post-catalyzed and pre-catalyzed), urethanes and varnishes. These finishes were applied primarily to protect the wood. To penetrate this finish would harm the finish and the wood. Manufacturers of furniture care products imply that your […]

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