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April 21, 2017

Repainting Office Furniture With a Professional Wood Finishing Shop in Ottawa

If you’re a contractor working on sprucing up an office space, you might be wondering about its furniture. It’s no secret that office furniture is heavily used, but it still needs to look professional despite all of that wear and tear. For that reason, you might be thinking of replacing office furniture. The problem is, a lot of office furniture made today is prefabricated and isn’t really built to last. If you’ve got vintage furniture in the office you’re working on, it may just be good enough to repaint it.

For that reason, you may want to look at having office furniture repainted by a professional wood finishing shop in Ottawa, such as us, the Finishing Shop by Swedish Door. There are at least four advantages to using a professional wood finishing shop, and this article will walk you through them.



1. The Type of Prep Work You Need to Do

One benefit of using a professional wood finishing shop is that they’re going to be expert in knowing what type of preparation work your office furniture is going to require before it gets repainted. At the very least, you're most likely going to need to strip and sand your office furniture before they can repaint. 


2. Air-tight Paint Booths

The professional wood finishing shop will also use air-tight paint booths. This means you need to remove the furniture from the office but you avoid getting fumes going around the office from sanding pieces, and potentially causing suffering to any workers who may be still using the office. The other nice thing about using professionals such as us is we use limited chemicals in their finishing processes, which will alleviate headaches for the next generation of users who may need a repainting job some time down the line.


3. Handling Big or Unwieldy Jobs

It’s true that some office furniture can be quite massive. Think of a table in a board or conference room. The good news is that most professional wood finishing shops can handle these big tables. Size is not an obstacle to getting the work done, whereas if you try to do the project yourself, you may encounter problems repainting large pieces in your small shop. 

The other thing to consider is that you may encounter strange-looking furniture. For instance, some offices may have roll-up desks. These initially went out of style with the advent of the personal computer, but they’re now back in fashion in some places where the employees use laptops. The professionals will know how to handle and repaint this type of furniture, where you might be scratching your head.


4. Knowing the Right Paint to Use

Office furniture that gets constant use is going to need the right type of paint. It can be confusing to someone who doesn’t repaint furniture professionally to know what is the best paint to stand up to use and abuse.  

This is particularly true because there’s a lot of misinformation out there -so it’s best to go with the professionals who know what they’re doing and have done this work for quite some time.



Contact Us

As you can see, there are some benefits to using a professional wood finishing shop in Ottawa for your office furniture needs. Why not contact the Finishing Shop? Our technicians have more than 30 years of combined experience, so nothing fazes us. Give us a call if you need office furnishings refinished, and we’ll answer any questions that you might have.


Download our free guide and learn what it takes to work with a professional wood finishing shop.


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