Unlimited®, Inc.
Restorations Unlimited®, Inc.
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Providing Restoration Services from Sterling, VA

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Does Restorations Unlimited provide pick up and delivery service?

It depends on the size of the item we'll be working. Generally speaking, you can follow the guide below:

Small Items:

Please make an appointment to bring in small items such as dining chairs, nightstands, cedar chests, clocks, etc. that can fit in your vehicle.

This will save you the pick-up and delivery charge. We will assist you with loading and unloading. Please bring blankets when picking up finished items.

Large Items:

We offer professional pick-up and delivery either by our staff or by our trusted contracted professionals. The charge is calculated based on the distance from our workshop and the number of items, as well as the amount of steps at the location.

Piano Moving:

Pianos should be moved only by professionals who have the particular experience and equipment to move them. We have trusted professionals we can refer you to or we can contract for you.

Please contact us at 703.904.9575 for our drop off locations.

Is it worth it to refinish furniture?

The answer to whether it is worth it to refinish furniture really depends on the piece itself and your own personal preferences. On one hand, refinishing furniture can be a great way to bring an old piece of furniture back to life, adding both aesthetic appeal and value to it. On the other hand, depending on the type of furniture, the cost of materials and labour can sometimes be higher than simply buying something new.

When it comes to the costs of refinishing furniture, it really depends on a few factors:

  1. For starters, the type of wood and finish you choose will have an effect on the overall cost. If you're looking to refinish a piece of furniture that is made of solid wood, you may find it more expensive than if you were refinishing something made from particle board. Additionally, the type of finish you choose will also influence the cost. Common finishes like varnish and lacquer can be relatively inexpensive, but high-end finishes like French polishing can be quite expensive. Finally, the size and complexity of the piece can also affect the cost of refinishing. A simple chair will cost much less than a large dining table, for example.

  2. In terms of labour costs, you can either do the job yourself or hire Restorations Unlimited. Doing the job yourself can save you money, but it also requires a certain level of skill and knowledge. If you have never refinished furniture before, Restorations Unlimited's craftmen are available to leverage their expertise. We not only provide a high level of craftsmanship, we also have access to higher quality materials and tools that can help to ensure a better end result.

  3. Ultimately, whether it is worth it to refinish furniture will depend on your own personal preferences and budget. If you have an old piece of furniture that you would like to restore to its former glory, then refinishing is definitely a great option. However, if you are looking for something more unique or if the cost is prohibitively high, then it may be worth considering buying something new instead.

Can wood furniture be stripped and refinished to a different color other than the original finish?

Yes, however, it is generally easier to go from a lighter color to a darker color.

To go from a dark color to a lighter color requires more effort and may require the piece to be stripped and bleached.

What's the difference between refinishing and refurbishing?

When refurbishing a piece, the item can be cleaned with minor dents and scratches repaired.

Refinishing a piece entails removing the old finish down to the natural wood and restored to your specifications.

If you'd like, we're here to offer our expert advice as to your options for restoring your furniture.

How long will it take to have furniture stripped, repaired, and refinished?

Turnaround time can vary based on the piece and urgency. Smaller pieces are generally 1 - 2 weeks, however other pieces can take up to 6 months. If their is an immediacy, we can offer a 1 - 2 day expedition.

If my furniture is missing a piece, can you replace it?

Yes, if we can't replace the part, we work with skilled craftsmen to fabricate a new one that will look just like the original.