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Just about everyone has one piece of old furniture that has seen better days. Maybe you have an old dresser that remains liked despite a raggedy appearance, or maybe you have an antique wood dining room table that you don’t want to lose even though it’s covered in dings and scratches. It’s totally understandable that you would want to hang onto furniture like this for its sentimental value, but there comes a point where even the most beloved piece of furniture becomes an eyesore. Fortunately, there is a solution for old furniture that is damaged. 


All you need to do is contact a company that specializes in furniture repair and touch-ups to restore your favorite old furniture. You still have to know the difference between something that can be restored and something that should be replaced, though. Here are some tips that will help you make that decision.


Paint Vs. Varnish

Wood furniture is sometimes painted to cover up imperfections. When that paint is stripped away, you might see all kinds of scratches, gouges, and other things that would otherwise diminish the value of the furniture. You might be able to repair those imperfections with the help of a good restoration company, but you will never know until the paint is gone. Bleacher’s Refinishing can test spot painted furniture to see what is under the paint.


High-Quality Antique Furniture

Wood furniture built before 1950 is generally of a higher quality than furniture built later. This is because furniture built before 1950 was more likely to be made from solid wood instead of wood laminate or particle board. It might be more worth your time and money to repair and restore this older furniture if it is in relatively good shape for this very reason. On the other hand, you should be careful about refinishing very old furniture built before 1900, as it might reduce its value. As long as it is in decent shape and would only need a slight touch-up, it’s best to leave very old wood furniture as it is.


A Complicated Job

If you’re lucky, your favorite pieces of furniture will only have a few dings and scratches that can be touched up fairly easily. Talk to a furniture restoration expert to find out how much your repair job will cost and how long it will take.


Albuquerque Furniture Repair and Touch-Ups

If you live in Albuquerque and you have antique furniture that is worthy of a repair or touch-up, Bleacher’s Refinishing will be able to provide you with the services that you need. Our team of woodworking professionals has over 30 years of experience in repairing and refinishing wood furniture, and we will be glad to take a look at your antiques to see if they can be restored. For more information about our services, contact Bleacher’s Refinishing today.