Archive for July 2017

Fabric

Which Fabrics to Choose? People tend to equate fabric cost with product durability. That is not necessarily the case with furniture fabrics. I find there are two general classifications of upholstery fabric. Most common in upholstery shops are the supplier fabrics. They promote lower cost and have some decorative as well as durable designs. The…

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Wax and Furniture Care

Wax Buildup on Furniture: And How to Remove It Over the years, many pieces have come into our shop with soiled wax build-up. This dark, sticky substance has taken years to develop. When it does, it tends to ruin the finish underneath. Atmospheric soil and contaminants are attracted to and caught in the waxed surface…

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Floor Protection

How to Protect and Restore Wood Floors  Wood floors have their own charm, warmth and character. At times they can appear to be very durable, then one day scratches are noticed and no one seems to know why. Whether you have pets with claws or children with toys your wood floors can be safe with…

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Used Furniture

In today’s economy, used furniture can be a super cost effective way to furnish a starter apartment. But it can be a difficult chore to determine a good buy. Furniture like other hard goods, depreciates horribly after it leaves the store, even high end pieces. Before you go to flea markets and garage sales, do…

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Guidelines for Furniture Stripping

Stripper or paint remover works best in mild temperatures, from 60 to 80 F. Use a well ventilated area for your one safety. A basement or heated garage in cooler climates is not recommended. If the fumes from the stripper get into a heating system, they can cause premature damage. Some stripping instructions advise a…

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Fabric Stain Protector

An after market add-on type of warranty that has proven worth while for the consumer is a fabric stain protector. This is a product that the retailer and some upholstery shops apply to the completed upholstered piece. The company selling the product issues a written warranty through the retailer. The warranty states for how long…

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