Process & Care Instructions
It's more than just painting furniture...
We like to think we are creating pieces of art! Quality, real wood pieces are what we look for when we hunt for treasures to renew. Old fashioned artisanship, such as well-functioning dovetail drawers, is a must!
Each piece is unique and inspired by our love for color, decorating, and beautifying our surroundings. Usually, a "vision" comes to mind the very minute we spot a potential piece. Then we inspect, clean, and repair (if necessary) to prepare it for its transformation.
Prepping can include sanding down and or sealing it with shellac. Filling in some imperfections with wood putty and wiping it down for the umpteenth time. Now it is ready for a gorgeous color of either Chalk Paint, Milk Paint, Acrylic, or Waterborne enamel paint.
Two to three layers of paint are painted on, depending on what look we are trying to achieve. The distressing technique follows after which it is waxed and buffed for the final protective layer. High use pieces typically get an award-winning High-Performance topcoat instead of furniture wax. Sometimes we create more definition and dimension with dark and other colored waxes and glazes too.
Contact us if you are local to us in Lafayette, NJ 07848, for a free estimate if you have pieces of your own that you would like us to refinish for you.
Please treat your piece as you would any heirloom furniture piece.
Use coasters, place mats or trivets to protect surfaces from heat and other damage.
Please do not use chemical cleaners on your piece of furniture. A soft, dry cloth is often enough. Should your item require further cleaning we recommend natural cleaners such as Simple Green.
Scratch or Scuff Marks:
Buff away with our furniture wax and a lint-free cloth.
They typically dry out and vanish on their own. Don't rub, just blot liquid away.
Most pieces are waxed. We recommend re-waxing it once or twice a year. This will clean, protect and maintain the piece.
Click here for the Museum Grade Furniture Wax that we use.