Wood Finishing Techniques
In addition to being specialists in French polishing, Stevens Furniture Restoration London possesses vast experience in other wood finishing techniques and can provide alternative finishing types for wood.
Why is the quality of the wood finish important?
A high quality wood finish is as important to the success or failure of any project as the joinery. Wood surface finishing adds depth and sheen to your furniture and can also prevent damage and staining to your timber from water, alcohol and dirt.
For what furniture can you provide wood finishing?
Stevens Furniture Restoration can provide wood finishing for a wide range of furniture including, but not limited to:
- dining tables;
We can repair and restore all kinds of wood furniture, repairing scratches or water damage. Or if you are looking to rejuvenate, refinish or add value to your wood furniture, our specialist wood finishing technicians can restore your antique wooden furniture to its former glory.
Why choose Stevens Furniture Restoration for your wood finishing needs?
A strong wood finish is durable and can protect your wooden furniture for a very long period of time, whereas a poorly executed job can damage the value of your antique furniture piece.
Some luxury wood finishes have several coats of lacquer, enhancing the colour, which require time-consuming preparation and hand polishing.
Stevens Furniture Restoration’s team of expert and experienced wood finishing specialists take the time and patience to investigate the original wood finish of your antique furniture. With the option of using a wide range of specialist traditional and modern techniques, we can match the original wood finish or make changes to suit the clients needs.
OTHER FINISHING TECHNIQUES ARE AS FOLLOWS
In antique furniture restoration, oiling can produce a very natural finish, highlighting the natural character of the timber and leaving a more open grain. There are many different types of oils, all of which have varying properties, some are more durable, others can be applied with ease, whereas some brands provide a rich radiance. Here at Stevens Furniture Restoration London we are experts in choosing the right product and the right procedure to treat your piece of furniture in the best way.
Spraying is the most durable of wood technique finishes in furniture refurbishment, often required for pieces of furniture which are used on daily bases, and the customer requires a treatment that makes their furniture resistant to most domestic accidents as spills of hot or cold liquids.
The process is preferable on modern pieces and recommended not to be undertaken on antique pieces, where french polishing remains a better choice.
The polyurethane is perhaps the most common type of varnish used in furniture refinishing, and can provide a “in between option” from french polish to spray finish taking into account durability and aesthetics.
This wood finishing technique is generally applied with a brush and cut back between coats. It provides good durability for most frequently used items of furniture.
Wax is perhaps the most used product in our workshop. Waxing, indeed, is the least intrusive of all the wood finishing techniques in antique furniture restoration, but provides sympathetic results on most items of wooden furniture.
Wax, in the right quantity and as often as needed, can be used freely to clean your furniture, but also as a reviving product when necessary, with the added bonus that is very easy to use in most cases.
What areas of wood finishing does Stevens Furniture Restoration cover?
Stevens Furniture Restoration covers the following:
- Surface preparation;
- French Polishing;
- Pre-cat Lacquer;
- Colour correction.
Which areas do you serve for wood finishing?
We provide wood finishing and furniture restoration for London and anywhere within the M25 area. We can arrange for smaller furniture to be collected and restored in our London furniture restoration workshop. However, larger furniture, delicate furniture or highly valuable furniture may require restoration on site.