Sand Hill Antique's & Refinishing
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Sand Hill Antiques & Refinishing has been in business for 15 years I worked for the prior owner part time and purchased the business 7 years ago. I have seen other re-finishers work and inquired as to what products they use. I use commercial, professional products that cannot be purchased by hobbyist's. I apply at least 3 coats of lacquer as the final finish (protective). I take tremendous satisfaction in seeing a piece that many people would throw away, and restoring it to its original glory. Unlike my previous profession, there is a tangible result that entailed much hard work but the results are very rewarding.
Barbara K.Apr 23, 2015Verified
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I take courses from my supplier to learn new techniques, new products and hands on instruction.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have had a great love of antiques and restoring them since I was about 13 years old. My first piece was a vanity table ca the 1930's bought from a yard sale. And the next piece was my great-grandmother's iron bed. My room as a young girl was all old pieces which had a story.
- What types of customers have you worked with?The majority of my work is refinishing and restoration, in that vein, I can custom mix a stain to match another piece in your home. I also do faux and custom finishes, work with multiple paint colors with rub through, and crackle finishes as well. glazing, distressing, stenciling, wood burning (engraving). I work with metals also. I also refinish gun stocks, picture frames, Victrola's, radios and trunks of all types. I can provide rushing, caning, woven and wood splint, upholstery, welding, and powder coating services.