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Why it is important to restore vintage furniture? | IndianShelf

Undoubtedly, there are a few furniture pieces that we all love and adore. Thinking of shunning these for a new one seems appalling. For some, these furniture pieces are heirloom items and even when the same becomes old or crooked, it is the time to call in either the furniture repair expert or go for an extensive restoration. 

So why go for restoration of furniture? 

Here are a few reasons why stuff like Doorknobs, old furniture, etc. must be placed in restoration list instead of going for expensive repairs -

1. Old wine in a new bottle! 

Let us admit it Door Handles from the bygone era are a clear classic and leaving these out of your modern home or renovation project is a clear loss of innovative thinking. 

Even if the furniture is getting old, it can be reused to last for years to come. Getting the older furniture along with Brass Door Handles can prove to be a good idea. This helps your home to look fresh and new. Similarly, you can opt to get your furniture restored and regain back its vintage look.

2. Give a fresh new look using professional help

It is best to seek advice from professional service providers to investigate old furniture, Kitchen Door Handles and vintage Door Knockers. So, next time you are facing any issues with the furniture instead of calling in a handyman, call specialists. Trust us, it will be worth the expenses. 

It is vital to note that a poor restoration attempt at the vintage doors and Kitchen Door Handles can be expensive. It can also lead to irrevocable damage. This can mar the beauty of your furniture completely. A professional use following points to get the best results for your needs -

  • Bringing an oil-based product or furniture grease to aid in professional cleaning and maintenance
  • Bringing professional help in every three months means that your furniture is oiled. This can be an effective remedy for lemon, citrus and teak wood
  • Damage caused by the condensation from a hot or cold glass can be the prime cause of discoloration and the same goes for Brass Door Handles. To safeguard the products, professionals use clear coat of varnish, lacquer, etc. to regain the lost shine
  • Avoid using plastic tablecloth on your table as the petroleum outgas into the finish and leads to discoloration. Calling a professional can help to get a new coat of paint and restore the original beauty of the table.
  • Tough scratches can be removed using a scratch pen and then re-coating the surface. 

3. Always try to preserve the original product finish using DIY tricks

A specific type of sheen is visible on vintage furniture that is an outcome of waxing, polishing and everyday use. Similarly, rosewood Kitchen Cabinet Knobs may have slight fading, dents and bruises that makes it worth retaining for the years to come. However, an attempted over restoration or DIY can be responsible for marring the value and beauty of a vintage furniture. 

These include the following tips - 

Handling specific damage easily

Sometimes you may find Cabinet Handles damaged by water rings and heat marks. This is a noticeable layer of white and cloudy areas that can damage your doors, furniture and even handles. 

To remove these off, you need a saturated cloth dipped in lemon oil. Leave it on the stain and watch it evaporate. Similarly, for extremely deep stains, use a blush eraser and finish it off by giving the same a clear coat of varnish. 

Removing the toughest stains

It is common to observe that Kitchen Cabinet Knobs and furniture may become stained due to use of cigarettes, smokes, etc. Use odorless mineral spirits as a degreaser to get the best results. 

Handling scratches and chips 

Gluing the wooden furniture may help against the damage caused by large chips and breaks. However, it must be ensured that the glue reaches deep into pores and then using a clamp pressure, you can seal the bond. Always use a 100 percent cotton fabric to clean and then polish the wood using liquid oil.