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Refinishing Old Furniture: 10 Helpful Tips From the Experts 

We were featured in Redfin’s recent article: “Reupholstering and Refinishing Old Furniture: 10 Helpful Tips From the Experts”

Maybe you’re looking to freshen up your home’s interior design but don’t have the budget to splurge on all new furniture. Or maybe you have outdated furniture stowed away in the garage, and you’re looking for a weekend DIY project. Whatever it may be, reupholstering or refinishing old furniture is a great way to revive outdated pieces and breathe new life into a space, all without breaking the bank. 

The best part about reupholstering and refinishing furniture is that the creative possibilities are endless - you can make a piece of furniture that’s uniquely yours and perfect for your home. Before you get started on refinishing your old furniture, Redfin thought who better to get advice from than the experts? From Haiku, HI all the way to Dallas, TX, here are 10 helpful tips to consider from upholstery and restoration professionals like us before you begin your next project.

Our advice is to understand all the wood furniture refinishing options that are available and which ones best fit your budget and timeline.

  • If you’re going to restore a piece of furniture entirely, traditional restoration is the way to go.
  • If you wish only to have the tabletop touched up, a partial refinish is what you need. 

But suppose you want your furniture to match the style of a room or another piece of furniture. In that case, you should consider artistic hybrid-refinishing to create beautiful one-of-a-kind collectibles, using custom combinations of veneers, paints, oils, and stains. The greatest thing about hybrid-refinishing is that the possibilities are endless. 

You can read the full article on the Redfin blog.

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Mark


Mark is one of the owners of Surfaces Rx and is driven by a passion and love of wood. His favorite saying is "We Make Wood Look Good

Mark

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