For many years we have quietly undertook commissions to redecorate or restore items of furniture. Just before I started my apprenticeship I remember my dad telephoning Dulux technical advice in Slough to ensure the eggshell finish he was going to redecorate a child’s cot with was safe to use in that situation. Fortunately it was.
Times have advanced and predominately we use water based products now where ever possible. But the principals are still the same and preparation is paramount. Items of furniture should not only be pleasant to admire from a distance because they are tactile must be pleasing to touch also.
A recent example of a little renovation project are two tables out of the local theater and arts center which had rather been forgotten about. Although they were in a sorry state I managed to strip back the surface to reveal the table tops were solid oak. After a bit of care and attention they were sympathetically restored.