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Serving all of Santa Clara County including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy and Campbell.

Services include commercial & residential, new construction, remodels & additions and insurance repairs. Brands include Pratt & Lambert, ICI and Dulux...
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A Victorian home that features restored woodwork.

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How to Choose
Choosing a Good Wood Restoration Company in Santa Clara County

Do you hate to get rid of your thrift store buffet, but you acknowledge it requires some sprucing up? Do your kitchen cabinets need restoration, minus altering any of the unique features? Will your master bedroom finally be complete with the addition of an imitation of your favorite antique bedside table? Or possibly you have a wooden staircase or outdoor deck that has survived a fire, flood, a teething puppy, or just overall wear and tear....

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Do you hate to get rid of your thrift store buffet, but you acknowledge it requires some sprucing up? Do your kitchen cabinets need restoration, minus altering any of the unique features? Will your master bedroom finally be complete with the addition of an imitation of your favorite antique bedside table? Or possibly you have a wooden staircase or outdoor deck that has survived a fire, flood, a teething puppy, or just overall wear and tear.

In regards to wooden items in your home, there is some truth to the saying “They don’t make them like they used to”. There are good reasons for that. Most poorly made old furniture was dumped into landfills long ago. The ones that are still around are the ones that were built better originally. On occasion, restoring an older piece of wood furniture may seem more expensive than buying a new one, but a cheaper replacement may also be second-rate.

The same goes for wood restoration on home exteriors and interiors, including trim. Original wood can maintain a sense of the age, style and uniqueness of a home. Restoring the wood is usually the only way to maintain that aesthetic, as replacing it or swapping it out for vinyl siding or new trim can be less pleasing to the eye and can even devalue a home.

Before you make a decision about what to do, you should ask about your options with an Santa Clara County wood restoration professional in the larger cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas, or the smaller towns of Holy City, Monte Vista, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Redwood Estates, and Saratoga, or your area.

Think about these two things:

Sentimental Value
Does your wood furniture or other wooden items have sentimental value? Maybe it is a family heirloom with many fond memories. Obviously, these pieces are well worth restoring. You will be preserving a piece of woodwork, and also passing history and family lore on to the next generation.

Function
Does the wooden furniture or other wooden items match your family’s needs and lifestyle? For instance, you could decide to replace a dining table that is too little for your family. Nevertheless, if the problem is simply that the furniture is not in good working condition, wood restoration is frequently your best option.

There aren’t licensing bureaus or governing boards that regulate wood restoration companies, so it is critical that you take the time to find the right specialist for your particular project. Although wood restoration professionals tend to be well versed in all styles, each may have a specialty. You wouldn’t take a broken leg to an allergist. Ask about the professional’s area of expertise. For example, if your table needs to be refinished, be cautious of a craftsman who wants to paint using French polish and then says you’ll be eating from your table in one or two days. French polish is usually saved for show pieces like armoires and it is not used on surfaces that are susceptible to to spills and burns. Be patient for a good expert will not rush the process.

Wood restoration specialists can offer you several options. Some of those options are:
Wood Reconditioning Services
All woodwork can be professional cleaned which will remove old wax and dirt build-up. Afterwards there will be touch-ups along with color-blend of nicks, scratches, and abrasions, and tone-in in light areas. A matching finish can be applied to all affected areas; scuff-sand all surfaces, then two coats of a premium grade finish will be applied. The last step in reconditioning is to steel wool between lacquer coats to attain a smooth finish.

Wood Restoration & Touch-Up Services
This involves touch-up along with color-blend of nicks, scratches, and/or abrasions. Afterwards a matching finish can be applied to the affected area.

Wood Maintenance
This service will touch-up and color-blend nicks, scratches, and abrasions. It also involves a matching finish to the affected area and an application of a non-oily liquid wax to the entire surface.

Refinishing Wood
The existing coating is chemically removed to bare wood, any voids are filled in, and all surfaces are sanded smooth. Then the desired color is stained on along with a premium grade finish, and steel wool between the lacquer coats to attain a smooth finish.

Although your main contact will in all probability be the firm’s principal, most wood restoration companies have numerous employees, each having a different area of expertise. Make sure you know who is working on your project and what they will be doing. The person who reproduces the leg of your table might not be the one who completes it.

Do not be nervous to ask about the employees’ educational backgrounds, as well as whether they are trained in a specific style. Inquire about where they have worked and with whom. Additionally, request to see their portfolio and to speak with some of the references. Speak to the references. They know the work, and can tell you if the fees exceeded the estimate, or if the work took twice as long as you would expect or—the best situation—if the work was beautifully done.

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Know What You Want
Know What You Want in a Santa Clara County Wood Restoration Company

Before you speak with Santa Clara County wood restoration companies in person or over the phone, you will want to choose the details of your upcoming wood restoration project. Also have an idea of the timeline you need.

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Before you speak with Santa Clara County wood restoration companies in person or over the phone, you will want to choose the details of your upcoming wood restoration project. Also have an idea of the timeline you need.

Consider these questions to get you started.

  • Would wood restoration really increase the value - or would it actually decrease it?
  • Has wood veneer been added?
  • What condition is the wood piece in you would like to use wood restoration on?
  • Do I want a Diamond Certified company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • Has this piece been refinished or repaired in the past?
  • What is an appropriate value for the piece "as is" - and wood restored?
  • How old is the wood in need of wood restoration ?
  • Were there alterations to it?
  • What did the piece look like when new?
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What to Ask on the Phone
What to Ask on the Phone with Wood Restoration Companies

When you interview different Santa Clara County wood restoration painters, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and address issues in order to more effectively select a wood restoration specialist that will help you meet your needs.
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When you interview different Santa Clara County wood restoration painters, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and address issues in order to more effectively select a wood restoration specialist that will help you meet your needs.

Don’t be afraid to inquire about the employees’ educational backgrounds, including whether they’ve been trained in wood restoration. Ask where they’ve worked in Santa Clara County and with whom. Also, ask to see their portfolio and to speak with numerous references. Make a point of speaking with the references. They know the work, and will tell you if actual fees exceeded the estimate, if the work took twice as long as expected or—the best scenario—if the work was beautifully done.

Questions to ask during phone interviews of wood restoration contractors include the following:

  • Do you charge for estimates?
  • Do you have your own wood restoration crew, or do you hire subcontractors or outside painters?
  • Do you have a valid contractor’s license? What is your license number?
  • How many times have you done a job like this one before?
  • How are your wood restoration painters trained?
  • Do the Santa Clara County restoration contractors have relevant experience and similar references?
  • Do the professional wood restoration painters have current worker's compensation and liability insurance?
  • Are you personally on-site during the work? If not, who will be in charge during the project?
  • Has your company earned and maintained a Diamond Certified rating?
  • How long have the Santa Clara County wood restoration contractors been in business?
  • Will the wood restoration painters in Santa Clara County provide a written wood restoration estimate?
  • What type of warranty do the painters offer on their wood restoration work?
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What to Ask in Person
What to Ask When Speaking to Santa Clara County Wood Restoration Companies

When you are interviewing Santa Clara County wood restoration companies, it is a good idea to use a list of prepared questions. This will keep you on target during your interview and will help guarantee you get the answers you need to make an educated decision.

It is a good idea to write down the answers you get from each contractor. You’ll be able to remember which Santa Clara County wood and restoration company answered each question most satisfactorily and may make it clear which company is the best choice....

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When you are interviewing Santa Clara County wood restoration companies, it is a good idea to use a list of prepared questions. This will keep you on target during your interview and will help guarantee you get the answers you need to make an educated decision.

It is a good idea to write down the answers you get from each contractor. You’ll be able to remember which Santa Clara County wood and restoration company answered each question most satisfactorily and may make it clear which company is the best choice.

Sample questions to add to your own specific inquiries include:

  • Will you do a pre- and post-work inspection? (This can save you time and hassle by helping to ensure the contractor sees any potential problems before starting to do the wood restoration and notices any missed spots or drips and spatters after the work is done.)
  • How would I handle any further service issues? Will you come back and repair any wood restoration paint damage or provide warrantees on your work and products?
  • How much time will the wood restoration take?
  • How do you figure the costs on your wood restoration estimate? How firm is the original estimate?
  • Do the wood restoration specialists personally hire and train their crews?
  • How and when do the wood restoration contractors clean up the job site?
  • What can I do to make the wood restoration process easier?
  • Do you have 10 recent customer references in Santa Clara County that I can call?
  • How long should it take the wood restoration crews to complete the work?
  • Are there any measures you should take before the wood restoration contractors arrive (moving furniture, covering valuables, patching nail holes, etc.), or will the contractors provide such services?
  • Will you have access to your home while the wood restoration specialists are ?
  • Will the best wood restoration services in Santa Clara County provide a written contract?
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What to Ask References
Questions for Previous Customers of Wood Restoration Companies in Santa Clara County

It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified wood restoration company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a wood restoration company in Santa Clara County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.
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It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified wood restoration company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a wood restoration company in Santa Clara County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

If you can’t find a Diamond Certified wood restoration company within reach, you’ll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it’s wise to call some references provided by your wood restoration company.

Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the wood restoration company are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That’s because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.
If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company’s 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

Good interview questions for wood restoration service references include:

  • Would you recommend this Santa Clara County wood restoration company to your friends and family?
  • Did they clean up after completing the job?
  • Did the Santa Clara County wood restoration company you hired finish the work on time?
  • Did the contractor keep you up-to-date with the status of the project? Or did you have to call in order to get information?
  • When you need new wood restoration in the future, will you consider hiring this wood restoration company again?
  • Were you satisfied with the services from _(wood restoration company name)_?
  • What type of wood restoration was done for you?
  • If you live in one of the smaller towns, such as Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Permanente, Stanford, Coyote, and Gilroy, did they charge extra to travel to your home?
  • Did the wood restoration company show up on time?
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Review Your Options
Find and Hire a Good Wood Restoration Company in Santa Clara County

Before you choose the best wood restoration company in Santa Clara County, including those that serve the major cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas and your area, it’s important to consider the following questions:...

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Before you choose the best wood restoration company in Santa Clara County, including those that serve the major cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas and your area, it’s important to consider the following questions:

  • Can the wood restoration contractors in Santa Clara County meet your needs when it comes to scheduling, products, techniques, customer service and experience?
  • Are the wood restoration specialists knowledgeable about the brands and techniques they use and on the specific needs of your job?
  • Did the wood restoration company you interviewed offer written warranties that back up their wood restoration work and products?
  • Is the wood restoration and refinishing company sensitive to your budget? Can they offer various paint brands and services to match your resources? (Many contractors will give you bids that outline good, better and best options that include choices in paint selection, number of coats, brands and services.)
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How to Work With
Prepare to Sign a Wood Restoration Contract in Santa Clara County

After locating a local wood restoration company that meets all your ideals, it’s a good time to ask for a written contract. This contract should include written details on the price, quality and materials to be used, as well as the job start date and intended completion date.

Before you sign the contract, read and be sure you understand all the terms and limitations. The contract you sign is binding, and should protect your property and your interests, as well as those of your contractor. For this reason, you should never sign a blank or incomplete estimate....

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After locating a local wood restoration company that meets all your ideals, it’s a good time to ask for a written contract. This contract should include written details on the price, quality and materials to be used, as well as the job start date and intended completion date.

Before you sign the contract, read and be sure you understand all the terms and limitations. The contract you sign is binding, and should protect your property and your interests, as well as those of your contractor. For this reason, you should never sign a blank or incomplete estimate.

You can protect your property by being proactive. Before the work begins, schedule a walk through with the company supervisor and conduct a pre-work inspection of your home. List or photograph your landscaping, home and property and talk with a company representative about reasonable expectations for protecting your home during the work. When you’ve reached an agreement, both you and the contractor should sign and date the document. When the work is done, do a final inspection together and verify that your expectations were met.
 

When signing the contract, don’t be afraid to write in special requests or verbal agreements. This will protect you and help ensure you get the services you have agreed on. Along with end dates and any special instructions, these add-ons may also include related issues that aren’t always covered by a standard contract.

Preparations for a Wood Restoration Project
Professional wood restoration contractors are able to handle the major and minor aspects of their work. But there are a few things you can do in preparation to their arrival and while the work is in progress to help their job go more smoothly. You may even cut down on billable hours or the possibility of damage to your home and belongings.

Provide adequate clearance and parking space for work trucks. Some wood restoration companies have large work trucks that require more clearance or parking space than average vehicles. Contact the company before the scheduled start date and ask them how many work vehicles will need parking space and whether the vehicles are oversized. You may find it helpful to walk through the site with your contractor ahead of time so they can point out any potential clearance issues or possible hazards you can move or minimize before the wood restoration begins.

Remove furniture and movable items from the workspace. Before the work begins, remove all furniture, decorations, rugs, and movable objects from the rooms slated for . Anything that’s not removed from the room should be moved away from the walls to the center of the room and covered with drop cloths or plastic. You may also want to temporarily store any heirlooms or expensive items that are in high-traffic areas of your home to prevent them from being broken.

Keep children and pets away from the painted areas. Your contractors will be focused on the work at hand and shouldn’t have to watch out for children and pets before, during or after the work. Cordon off any rooms that are to be painted and keep pets and kids away from those rooms until after the work is done and the paint is fully dry. This will prevent accidents, injury and the expense of touch-ups and refinishing.

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Be a Good Customer
Be a Successful Wood Restoration Company Customer

It is the wood refurbishing company’s responsibility to carefully restore and renew your wood surfaces using the best possible wood restoration techniques.

But you play a part in the success of your wood restoration, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Santa Clara County wood restoration company that serves the major cities of Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Campbell, Morgan Hill and your area....

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It is the wood refurbishing company’s responsibility to carefully restore and renew your wood surfaces using the best possible wood restoration techniques.

But you play a part in the success of your wood restoration, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Santa Clara County wood restoration company that serves the major cities of Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Campbell, Morgan Hill and your area.

  • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they’re restoring the wood. The work will move along more smoothly if your wood restoration representative can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
  • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the wood restoration on schedule.
  • Pay for the wood restoration paint work promptly.
  • Before you hire a wood restoration company in Santa Clara County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the wood restoration representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local wood restoration companies occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
  • Ask your wood restoration professional if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
  • Be clear and upfront with the wood restoration company. Let them know what you want from your wood restoration company, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
  • Remember, an understanding demeanor and friendly smile goes a long way in preserving a strained relationship.

Why would you want to be a good customer? Wood restoration companies in Santa Clara County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check the Work
Verify the Wood Restoration Work Against the Invoice

When the wood restoration work is completed, the majority of good Santa Clara County wood refinishing contractors will give you a written invoice that details the completed work.

A complete invoice usually includes:...

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When the wood restoration work is completed, the majority of good Santa Clara County wood refinishing contractors will give you a written invoice that details the completed work.

A complete invoice usually includes:

  • The wood restroation contractor’s name, physical address and license number.
  • Any applicable warrantees or guarantees provided by the wood restoration paint manufacturers and the company.
  • An itemized list of all the wood restoration paint and supplies purchased.
  • A list of all services performed.
  • The total cost for wood restoration services, including the amount due for labor.

It’s smart to compare the completed work to what was promised on the written invoice. Ask your company representative to walk through the job site with you and show you the work. Check what was done against the invoice.

During the walk-through, ask if there are any special instructions for maintaining your newly restored wood surfaces. If you have questions about the work that was done or the materials used, this is the time to ask.

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Written Warranties
Be Sure to Get a Written Warrantee from Wood Restoration Companies in Santa Clara County

Most respectable wood restoration contractors in Santa Clara County offer some type of warranty on their work or on the materials they’ve used. All warranty details should be provided to you in writing during the contract phase or at the completion of the job.

This written warranty information should include the following items:...

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Most respectable wood restoration contractors in Santa Clara County offer some type of warranty on their work or on the materials they’ve used. All warranty details should be provided to you in writing during the contract phase or at the completion of the job.

This written warranty information should include the following items:

  • If the warranties are transferrable to the new owner if you sell your home.
  • Terms, limitations and exclusions on the wood restoration materials and workmanship.
  • What products and services are covered. This should also include whether the wood restoration contractor will replace or repair your newly-restored wood surfaces in the event of a product failure.
  • The wood restoration contractor’s name and physical address.
  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim (i.e., if you have to pay for labor or materials, or if you are required to pay a prorated amount).
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Top 10 Requests
Most Popular Service Requests for Wood Restoration Companies in Santa Clara County

The top requests for residential and commercial wood restoration services in Santa Clara County in the major cities including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas are listed below.

Exterior Water Damage Repair
The repair of exterior water damage that is caused by water intruding where it can destroy by rotting the wood, rusting the steel, or delaminating other materials like plywood.

Home Wood Refinishing
To apply a new finish to home wood....

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The top requests for residential and commercial wood restoration services in Santa Clara County in the major cities including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas are listed below.

Exterior Water Damage Repair
The repair of exterior water damage that is caused by water intruding where it can destroy by rotting the wood, rusting the steel, or delaminating other materials like plywood.

Home Wood Refinishing
To apply a new finish to home wood.

Wood Waterproofing
To make wood impervious to water.

Exterior Weatherproofing Services

To make the exterior impervious to water.

Victorian Restoration
To restore to the Victorian era look by replacing, repairing, or refinishing.

Dry Rot Repair
Repairing fungal timber decay that occurs because of poorly ventilated conditions that results in cracking and powdering of wood.

Wood Protection Services
Wood protection services coat the wood with a special surface to protect it against mold, insects, pests, fire, etc.

Wood Window Restoration
To restore wood windows by replacing, repairing, or refinishing.

Wood Restoration
Wood restoration can include replacing missing or broken parts of an original piece. It also can include repairing cracks, splits and damaged parts. Sometimes restoration is simply a thorough cleaning, a new finish or a coat of paste was.

Deck Refinishing
To apply a new finish to a deck.

 

Popular Wood Restoration Brands

  • Fiddes Restoration Products
  • American Building Restoartion Products
  • Minwax Wood Refinishing
  • Valspar Restoration Paints
  • Uula paints
  • Woodrich Wood Restoration
  • Star Distributing MultiWoodPrime Wood Sealer
  • Star Distributing CPES Wood Rot Repair
  • TWP Total Wood Preservative
  • Cabot Wood Stains
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If Things Go Wrong
The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee for Wood Restoration Services

Diamond Certified companies are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the wood restoration company you’ve hired is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Finding Ways to End Conflict with Santa Clara County Wood Restoration Companies...

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Diamond Certified companies are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the wood restoration company you’ve hired is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Finding Ways to End Conflict with Santa Clara County Wood Restoration Companies
The majority of projects go well, particularly when you carefully choose a wood restoration company from your area of Santa Clara County in the major cities of Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Campbell, and Morgan Hill, who has a history of customer satisfaction.

But what should you do if something goes wrong despite your best efforts?

Follow the helpful tips below to resolve your problem more quickly.

  • The most direct route to ending conflict is to speak openly with the company owner or job supervisor. Most wood restoration contractors in Santa Clara County are professionals who have a vested interest in keeping their customers happy. Don’t wait until the job is finished to air your concerns. By doing this, you may head off any possible problems before they even begin.
  • Review the contract specifications with your contractor and attempt to verbally resolve any problems in person.
  • File serious grievances and complaints with the Contractors State License Board.
  • Set a deadline for resolution, and tell the company representative that you are willing to agree on a mutually-beneficial solution.
  • You may legally withhold payment until the dispute is resolved to your liking.
  • Contact your state attorney general if the problems are serious enough to merit pressing charges.
  • Document your complaints and concerns in writing. Take photos if you are anxious about the materials or workmanship.
  • If you do not get a suitable response, consider hiring a local building inspector or wood restoration expert to evaluate the problem from a neutral standpoint.
  • Fire the wood restoration painters as a last resort. This can lead to ill will between you and the company, and can result in work delays or even lawsuits.
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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Wood Restoration Companies and Customers

Below are key wood restoration terms and descriptions that will help you research through wood restoration services from beginning to end.

antique furniture repair
The process of repairing antique furniture.

Also known as: furniture repair, restored wood furniture, refinishing furniture, refinishing wood furniture, antique restoration, old wood restoration, restoration furniture,

couch repair
To fix or mend a couch.

deck refinishing
To apply a new finish to a deck....

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Below are key wood restoration terms and descriptions that will help you research through wood restoration services from beginning to end.

antique furniture repair
The process of repairing antique furniture.

Also known as: furniture repair, restored wood furniture, refinishing furniture, refinishing wood furniture, antique restoration, old wood restoration, restoration furniture,

couch repair
To fix or mend a couch.

deck refinishing
To apply a new finish to a deck.

Also known as: wood deck restoration

dry rot repair
Repairing fungal timber decay that occurs because of poorly ventilated conditions that results in cracking and powdering of wood.

exterior home wood restoration
To restor the exterior wood on a home by replacing, repairing, or refinishing.

exterior water damage repair
The repair of exterior water damage that is caused by water intruding where it can destroy by rotting the wood, rusting the steel, or delaminating other materials like plywood.

exterior weatherproofing
To make the exterior impervious to water.

furniture finishing
The process of applying a new finish to furniture.

Also known as: furniture refinishing products, refinishing furniture, furniture refinisher

furniture refurbishing
To renovate or renew furniture.

Also known as: refurbishing furniture

furniture repair supplies
The supplies used in the process of repairing furniture.

Also known as: wood restoration products, wood restorer

furniture restorer
A skilled worker that is employed to restore furniture.

Also known as: wood restorer

hardwood floor repair
The act of fixing or mending a hardwood floor.

Also known as: wood floor restoration, wood floor restore, wood floor restoration products,

home wood refinishing
To apply a new finish to home wood.

Also known as: wood restore, restored wood furniture

restoring furniture
Returning furniture to its former condition.

Victorian restoration
To restore to the Victorian era look by replacing, repairing, or refinishing.

wood finishing
This refers to the process of embellishing and protecting the surface of wooden materials.

Also known as: wood refinishing, wood restorer, wood repair,

wood protection painting
Painting the wood to protect it against mold, insects, pests, fire, etc…

Also known as: wood protection, wood paint, painting wood, wood protection products, wood furniture paint, outdoor wood protection, paint for wood, outdoor wood paint, wood furniture painting, wood preservative

wood refinishing
Applying a new finish to wood.

Also known as: refinishing wood furniture, refinish furniture

wood restoration
Wood restoration can include replacing missing or broken parts of an original piece. It also can include repairing cracks, splits and damaged parts. Sometimes restoration is simply a thorough cleaning, a new finish or a coat of paste was.

Also known as: wood restorer, wood furniture restoration, wood deck restoration, wood boat restoration, furniture restoration, restoring furniture, restoring wood furniture

wood furniture restoration
The process of repairing wood furniture to restore it to its original condition.

Also known as: furniture restoration, furniture refinishing, wood refinishing, wood repair, restoring furniture, refurbishing furniture

wood rot restoration
Returning something to its former wood condition before the wood rot.

wood waterproofing
To make wood impervious to water.

Also known as: waterproofing wood, wood sealer waterproof, wood sealer, waterproof wood, wood waterproofer

wood window restoration
To restore wood windows by replacing, repairing, or refinishing.

wood restoration products
The products used in the process of repairing or restoring wood.

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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ for Wood Restoration Services

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified wood restoration company?...

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Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified wood restoration company?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a wood restoration company with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only wood restoration companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified wood restoration company.

Q: What can you do with wood wall panels if there is cracking in the veneer?
A: You should remove the existing coating down to bare wood. Fill in any voids, and then sand all surfaces smooth. Following that, you can stain it back to the original color, and then apply three coats of finish coat with UV protection. Use steel wool between coats so you can  achieve a smooth finish.

Q: If my wood looks dull and streaky, should I have a complete refinish job?
A: No, you can recondition your wood which gives it a like-new appearance without the mess and cost of refinishing.

Q: Will the work area need to be closed down until this project is completed?
A: No, during the work time the areas should be kept clean and functional, so you will not be inconvenienced or have to close off sections of your home.

Q: Can wood restoration erase dark water rings?
A: If you see white water marks and heat blush, it indicates that  moisture is trapped in the finish. Wood restoration companies will remove the moisture which causes the white water marks and heat blush. It will typically only take one or two applications. Dark water marks point out that water has penetrated the finish which stains the wood. There actually isn't a surface treatment that can restore that kind of damage.

Q: Do all pieces require stripping?
A: No, there are certain types of furniture finishes like lacquer and shellac which can be restored with no stripping. It is the condition of the existing finish which determines if the finish can be restored.

Q: What are the differences between refinishing and restoration?
A: The definition of refinishing is removing the existing finish by hand, then applying a chemical stripper. After this the wood is sanded, a stain is applied and then a new finish.

The definition of restoration is doing structural and cosmetic repairs, like veneer patching, followed by cleaning, abrading, and padding shellac or lacquer onto an existing finish.

Q: What is the definition of veneer?
A: Veneer is defined as a thinly cut piece of wood that is applied over a solid wood core. These are used to enhance the look of the furniture by using wood veneers alone or in combination with several species of wood.

Q: What do you do if your wood deck finish is bubbling, blistering, lifting, and/or peeling?
A: Moisture has gotten below the surface and has caused the finish to fail. This problem is common with outdoor wood surfaces. Moistures will migrate into the wood through those unsealed areas like nail heads or cracks in the boards. If moisture can’t escape, it will cause the finish to loose its adhesion with the wood surface. The answer is to chemically strip the finish from the wood or sand it off. This is difficult, but the only other choice is to replace the deck.

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Consumer Agencies
Wood Restoration Agencies and Information Sources

American Engineered Wood Association (APAEWA) (http://www.apawood.org/)
American Wood Council (AWC) (http://www.awc.org/)
California Redwood Association (CRA) (http://www.calredwood.org/)
Contractor State License Board (CSLB) (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) (www.dca.ca.gov)...

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American Engineered Wood Association (APAEWA) (http://www.apawood.org/)
American Wood Council (AWC) (http://www.awc.org/)
California Redwood Association (CRA) (http://www.calredwood.org/)
Contractor State License Board (CSLB) (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) (www.dca.ca.gov)

Deck Industry Association (DIA) (http://www.deckindustry.org/)
North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) (http://www.nadra.org/)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) (http://www.nahb.org/)
North Coast Builders Exchange (NCBE) (http://www.ncbeonline.com/)
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA)(http://www.wrcla.org/)
Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) (http://www.wwpa.org/)

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Santa Clara County Wood Restoration Painting Information
Popular Wood Restoration BrandsTypes of Wood Restoration Painting Services Available in Santa Clara County Cities Served Zip Codes Served
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American Building Restoration Products (ABR)home wood refinishing
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