Antique Furniture "Refresh"
Part of the beauty that antique furniture can possess comes from the patina in the original finish. Hearthside Woodworks takes pride in revitalizing antique furniture without disrupting or removing the original finish.
In this example, the cane seat has been completely replaced but the chair itself was merely cleaned & waxed. No stripping, staining, top coating or any other irreversible steps were taken. There are still imperfections in the wood & in the finish, leaving the beautiful patina intact.
This method is used when a simple cleaning and freshening up just won’t do! If there is water damage, mold stains, an extreme color change or layers of old paint standing in the way of a new finish, than a Multi-Stage Refinish is the way to go! This method involves completely removing any previous stain or paint, bringing the piece all the way down to bare wood. Many removal options can be used to safeguard the integrity of the project piece, leaving glues and other fasteners intact. This is the best and most thorough way to completely change colors or fully restore any finish to a brand new appearance.