Monday, June 8, 2020

Refinishing chairs to custom match a table

Remember that last post about the round table with the almost Hulk proof finish? Well....I refinished some chairs to go with it. The chair on the right is the original finish and the one on the left is the refinish to match the table. The last picture is the finished product up against the table. The chairs were clear coated with the same Polarion finish for enhanced durability.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Tough Finishes For Tables

Are you needing a tough finish for those VERY active children and daily, repeated use? Are you also looking for something that’s beautiful and doesn’t look like plastic? As long as your not raising The Incredible Hulk I would recommend Polarion 2K Polyurethane. This finish is TOUGH! It is designed for interior wood surfaces that are exposed to moisture, heat and household chemicals. It also has excellent Scratch and Mar resistance. It is mixed with a special catalyst before being sprayed that makes it very hard. It has a pot life of 2-3 hours once mixed and It comes in four sheen choices; Semi Gloss, Satin, Dull and Flat (pictured). And if your skeptical I would tell you that this finish is used on Restaurant Bar Tops and Tables, and we both know that those get very heavy use. At least they will after this quarantine is over. Give us a call if you need something tough on that piece of furniture you have. Happy Early Memorial Day!


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Here's to the Oldies but Goodies!

You might not immediately think it, but this very old rocking chair was a unique and somewhat unusual project. It belongs to a customer of mine who received it from her Grandmother many, many years ago. As you can see the chair had a busted laced cane seat and had been painted many times. The rocker was stripped down to the raw wood, repaired/tightened and the seat was replaced with new laced cane. Here’s the kicker! In the last picture, which is the finished product you will see that there is a green hue to the wood. The paint had literally been ground down in the grain over the years from all the coats that had been put on it and once it gets in the grain that’s it. There’s no getting it out! To play it safe I sprayed a special finish on the raw wood to seal in any lead paint. Fortunately, this will be a painting project for the family members she is giving it to. It’s a clean slate now and will look great once painted along with it’s new seat. Sometimes the old, old pieces are worth saving if they mean something to you.