Refinishing Antique Furniture - You've heard that refinishing old furniture can diminish the value on antiques roadshow. So when is it okay to clean, repair and refinish an antique? Read on for more information on furniture refinishing and restoration. Unless the piece is an American masterpiece of antique furniture or finished with a hand-painted technique restoring the piece may actually do you more good than harm when it comes to value. And you can actually bring a piece of old furniture back to life with minimal effort in many cases. Just make sure it's not a piece made by a well-known craftsman.

Antique Restoration News

Restoration News brings you informative articles about the restoration, repair and preservation of antiques and fine furnishings. On the Restoration News website you’ll find “How-To-Refinish” articles for Furniture, Lighting, Pottery, Art, Textiles and more.

We search the country for treasured objects to restore and bring back to life. In the restoration studio, we’ll guide you through the process of restoration, refinishing, touchup, repair and preservation.

Our product reviews demonstrate hard-to-find and specialty items especially suited for the field of restoration such as finishing and touchup supplies, tools, electroplating solutions, chemicals, and equipment. We work closely with manufacturers and suppliers to reveal best practices and to instruct how to use their products for optimum results.

Restoration News is the Finishers Magazine of Antiques and Fine Furnishings.

Recently we have been focusing on refinishing furniture using high quality finishing products and professional techniques.  In this series of articles you will learn how to easily create a beautiful wood finish with that deep hand-rubbed look. You will find an article describing how to create a high quality French Country finish in opaque lacquer. We also published a series of articles about hardware restoration and electroplating in nickel, copper and gold. You can learn how to do electroplating in your shop as well. Our articles teach how to refinish using original methods and products wherever possible so your end results are both stunning and authentic to the period.

Upcoming is an informative series of articles about wood finish repair and touch-up of fine furnishings and antiques. In this series you will learn how to return damaged and worn wood finishes back to their former beauty while preserving the original finish. These articles will describe color matching and color replacement, top coat restoration and polishing, structural repairs, and more. As we proceed through each article well-regarded restoration and touch-up professionals are consulted to reveal the hidden tips and techniques in the art of wood finish touch-up, repair and restoration. There’s much more to come and thanks to our readers Restoration News is becoming a leading website for antique and fine furniture restoration.

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