FINE ANTIQUE FURNITURE & PIANO
Beware! Today’s advanced finishes are resistant to many things, but vinyl is not one of them. Vinyl feet on the bottom of your cordless phone case, vinyl feet on clock radios and vinyl place mats or cup coasters will damage the finish on your furniture. It’s called “Vinyl Gassing”. Think of that new shower curtain liner smell, that “new car” smell or the smell of a new vinyl rain poncho. That is vinyl gassing and it will soften your new finish. Use cork as a protector under these items instead. Cork “buttons” can be purchased at any hardware store.
Give your furniture a light weekly dusting with a very slightly dampened cotton cloth. You may also apply a good quality polish such as Guardsman Furniture Polish to the cloth if you wish. Once a month, apply the polish per the manufacturer’s directions.
There are many fine products for doing minor touch-ups on the market that work very well, but it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions. Household or family remedies sometimes work. Cigar ash, toothpaste, or mayonnaise may work sometimes but do you really want to take that risk? Call us first! We may have an answer that will save you money.
VISIT OUR STUDIO
Before you decide which who will restore or repair your antique or fine furniture, please call us for an appointment to come in and take a short tour of our workshop. It is very important to know where your furniture will be during the process of restoration. You want it to be secure and safe while being restored. Our 5,500 sq. ft. workshop is monitored 24 hours a day by a professional security company.