Antique Refinishing


Antique Refinishing

Refinishing an Antique can mean one of 3 things:

  • Keeping the existing finish: Cleaning and waxing to give it a rejuvinated look.
  • Touching up to the existing finish to renew damaged/worn areas.
  • Completely Refinish: Removing the old finish and applying a new one.

Removing the old finish can be a cumbersome and messy task, accomplished primarily by sanding or using chemical strippers. Heat guns can also be used for stripping, and are sometimes used as a supplement to the other methods in the removal of a particularly stubborn finish.

Once this is accomplished, then it is a matter of choosing the appropriate finish for the job and applying it. Depeding on the wood, grain filler may be necessary first before a stain is applied to acheive the desired color. After that the final finish can be applied to complete the job.

DF Conservation blends a passion for perfection with tasteful restraint in its antique wood restoration and antique wood refinishing of period and contemporary furniture, woodwork, and wooden architectural objects. Attention to detail and a respect for the integrity of a piece during the restoration process allow us to retain its original nature as much as possible.

Call us at 718-381-3548 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. We're located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn just outside of New York City.


Antique Furniture Restoration Services

. Structural repairs

. Compensation for missing parts

. Consolidation of veneers and inlays

. Touch-ups

. Matching stains to existing finishes

. Castings

. Carving

. Caning

. Leatherwork

. Upholstery

Furniture Refinishing Services

. French polish

. Waxes

. Oils and varnishes

. Hand-rubbed finishes for lacquers and polyurethane

. Patinas/aging/antiquing

. Gilding

. Glazing

. Strie

. Ceruse

. Distressing

. Sand-blasting

. Custom and special finishes as per client specifications