What You Need to Know Before Refinishing Your Antique Furniture
a.) Somebody had accidentally damaged the paint finish on the furniture.
b.) There is a stubborn stain on top of your antique table which cannot be removed by any other means other than refinishing.
c.) The old paint finish is already dull and you want to bring back its luster.
Some well intentioned people argue that antique furniture should never be refinished and should be preserved regardless of its condition. Refinishing, they say destroys the value of the antique. On the other side, Peter Cooke, an expert on antiques said “A well-conceived and well-executed refinishing and restoration usually enhances the value of just about any piece of old furniture”. My personal opinion is that it is okay to refinish old furniture provided it must be done by a professional.
Whatever is the purpose for refinishing your old piece of furniture the first step is always to evaluate its condition before starting the project, then mapping out a plan according to the results of the examination. If you discover that refinishing would ruin the value of the antique you may want to cancel the plan. If you are still undecided whether to proceed or not it is better to get an expert to analyze your furniture for a second opinion.
There is an eBook that can guide you when to refinish the wood and when not to, so you don’t cross the line and ruin an antique beauty. The Ultimate Antique Furniture Guide will also teach you how to identify and fix antique furniture.
Other information you can find in this jam packed eBook:
♦ If a piece of furniture is worth reupholstering.
♦ Tips and tricks for keeping your furniture in great condition.
♦ Learning how to make the upholstery of your own furniture.
♦ Things to never do when looking for antique furniture.
To know more about The Ultimate Antique Furniture Guide ebook