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Furniture refinishing is a great way to liven up your space and create gorgeous pieces you can take pride in—at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

When it comes to furniture refinishing, we’ve had some interesting requests. Some people want to take a piece that’s been handed down to them and make it their own. Others want old, beaten up pieces to be restored to their original condition.

Furniture Restoration

Buying solid wood, well-crafted furniture isn’t easy these days and if it’s available, it’s very expensive. With furniture refinishing, it’s possible to get a great piece, completely customized to your taste and the look you want to achieve in your home.

Want that old piece of furniture to look like it did in its glory days? When refinishing to restore a piece, we take everything down to the bare wood and match what we think it would have looked like when it was originally made. The procedure and products we use depend of the original finish.

Furniture
Refinishing

Furniture refinishing includes antiquing, lacquering, distressing, and faux finishing. Solid wood furniture is sanded down to bare wood and furniture with veneer gets re-veneered.

Our furniture refinishers then work closely with you to find the stain that matches your vision. We’ll create a number of stain samples and get you to choose the one you want. The stain is applied to the furniture using the technique we feel will give the best result—either a wipe or spray.

If you’re looking for a faux finish, we’ll do the effect using the techniques we’ve learned over the years. For example, we transformed an old, beaten up oak table by painting it off white and giving it both a distressed and antique effect.

Finally, we apply a clear coat using the right sprayer for the job. There are various sheens of clear coat to choose from.

Throughout the process, we’ll keep you up to date on our progress. You can also get advice from our designer/faux finisher.  

Custom Fine
Finishes:
Our
Process

We specialize in custom fine finishes because we want our clients to get exactly what they want, not just ‘close enough’. We want them to be 100% happy with the result. We can also paint or apply a faux finish to your existing hardware if you like the style but want to update the look.

Every project is unique and we use various methods and materials to get the perfect finish for yours.

Depending on the desired finish, we use either a wipe or spray technique. The only time we use a brush is when we’re creating certain effects, like antiquing. The more popular requests are a shadow or a wipe stain, or a combination of both.

For cabinets, our process includes removing the cabinet doors, which we take to our spray shop. The spray shop allows us to spray the doors in controlled conditions to get the best finish possible.

For the rest of the cabinets, we set up a temporary spray booth around the cabinetry. This allows us to spray the cabinets without getting stain or paint on anything else. We use paper and plastic to completely protect your countertops and backsplash. We also use a portable on-site exhaust to create a negative pressure booth. This helps eliminate fumes and atomized paint inside the on-site booth and stops anything from escaping.

The shell/bones, doors, and drawers all get filled where needed, sanded, and degreased before any spray work is done.

Furniture Refinishing & Restoration Projects

We’ll take on virtually any furniture project in Calgary, no matter how challenging it might be! The types of furniture we handle include, but are definitely not limited to:

  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Wall units
  • Built-in shelving and cabinets
  • Built-in mantels
  • China, curio, liquor cabinets
  • Desks
  • Coffee and end tables
  • Nightstands and dressers
  • Headboards and footboards
  • Sideboards (buffets/hutches)

Finishing &
Restoration
Products

 

There are many different products and methods that we can use to achieve the required colour and finish for your cabinets. Some woods require multiple products because of the way the grain takes stain. Other products pop the grain and may be more suitable for the look you want.

To achieve a dark tone (sometimes referred to as a black out effect), we use either:

  • A deep, penetrating stain, and a shadow stain on top.
  • A medium-colour toner and a darker, penetrating stain on top.

Then we apply our sealers and clear coats. For a raw wood appearance, we use toners that give a natural finish. For certain finishes, we use mineral paint which is becoming quite popular. Mineral paint preserves the wood and creates a refined, uniform, durable, and water-resistant finish. For the protective coat, we use polyurethanes or clear or solid lacquers. Lacquers allow for different degrees of sheen—flat, matte, satin, or semi-gloss.

We use a polyurethane protective coat in areas that might come into contact with water, like a wood countertop near a sink. Lacquer can delaminate over time when exposed to moisture or heat. We don’t polyurethane kitchen cabinets because lacquer has a more luxurious finish. However, on a countertop, because of the angle, the difference between the two isn’t very noticeable.

All our interior industrial wood finishes are from boutique suppliers that specialize in interior wood finishes.

Don’t Wait Another Day

Ready to breathe new life into that old piece of furniture? Contact us today!

Travis did a fantastic job on repainting and refinishing a dining room table and chairs which my family has owned for almost 40 years.  His workmanship is top notch and his professionalism, friendliness and wonderful personality made our experience with him that much better. I would definitely use his services for future projects and highly recommend him and those who work with him. 😊 — Jason

The workmanship was fantastic, as were all the guys that came and worked in our home. They got the job done on time and were very accommodating and respectful. Highly recommend for any of your painting needs! — Jill Dreger

We had a fireplace mantle painted to match window frames and kitchen cabinets. From the beginning of the project Travis was always professional and prompt in responding to our requests. The whole crew are polite and courteous. Travis never made us feel like a “small job” wasn’t important. They spent many hours getting it just right. I would recommend this company to friends as well as family. — Jan McNichol