High Gloss Lacquer Finish (Piano Finish):
A piano-like finish achieved through meticulous preparation which is
the foundation of this type of finish. It requires multiple coats which
must be also fine sanded in between coats. The final coat is then buffed
to the perfection
The main objective is to remove aged & discolored varnish,
as well as to remove dirt, grime and accretions
Picture Frame Repair:
Repair & restoration of antique and period gilded frames may include
any of the following: structural repairs to the frame system, joining &
reinforcing of damaged corners, replication and replacement
missing elements and ornaments,gesso restoration, regilding & antiquin as well as restoration and conservation of original gilded surface,
and possibly removal of incorrect finishes.
Hardware replacement (if needed or desired) may also be addressed.
Touch ups/ Spot Repairs:
The object is to repair the minor damage to the wood (such as
scratches or blemishes) and blend the finish to match
the surrounding area so that it is virtually undetectable.
Used to improve the appearance of the furniture, repel water to
some degree and create low friction surface that resists scratches.
Both polish and wax assist in adding a slick protective film that helps
to protect the finish from abrasion.
Distressing/ Custom Color Matching:
Distressing refers to adding speckles and marks intended to
give an item the desired dented and distressed appearance
Custom Color Matching is the process of matching customers
sample as closely as possible.
On-site Repairs/ Touch ups:
Small repairs performed at customers residence or place of business
Applies to all of the aspects of repairs needed to make a piece
of furniture functional and properly working again (such as
adjusting doors, drawers, replacing hardware, fixing unstable/wobbly elements, tightening and repairing of loose joints, adding felt pads, etc)
Furniture Refinishing: (involves stripping)
Used to either achieve a completely new look for a piece of furniture,
or when the original finish is beyond repair. The original finish is
entirely removed, then the exposed wood is sanded, stained and
new finish is applied.
Furniture Refurbishing (no stripping):
The objective is to clean and cosmetically improve the overall appearance of a piece. It includes coloring, filling up scratches
and chips, blending worn areas with new stain, revitalizing existing
finish with a fresh new clear coat if needed.
This technique is used to achieve the old/antique look to the mirror.
It includes removing of the existing back paint from the mirror,
stripping,applying antiquing solution, applying the background
color and protective coat.