Our goal, with your cooperation, is to provide you with quality service and the best outcome possible for your wood restoration project. Please follow this list of instructions and care tips to help make this possible. If you have any questions or difficulty completing the pre-appointment directions please contact us prior to your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation!
Before Your Appointment
If you have pets– please arrange for them to stay in an area away from where the restoration project(s) will be occurring. Unfamiliar noises, people and movement can stress your pet. It is also difficult for our technician to concentrate on their job if they have to be concerned about your pet. It is also wise to keep your pets claws trimmed as claws can damage any wooden surface. If you are going to be home the day of your appointment—Shortly after we arrive you will not be able to use the area that we are working in. Please make arrangements to work around the closures. If you are NOT going to be home the day of your appointment—Please make sure to leave a good contact phone number.
The Day Before
IF WE ARE RESTORING YOUR CABINETS: Remove items: • From all drawers • Countertops • Above and sides of refrigerator • Taped and mounted items inside cabinet doors and along cabinet walls • Area Rugs • If we are installing knobs or handles: Please have them available at our arrival.
IF WE ARE RESTORING YOUR FLOORS: Remove: • Area Rugs • Furniture Vacuum adjacent carpeted areas
IF WE ARE RESTORING OTHER WOODWORK- TRIM, DOORS, BANISTERS, WINDOW SILLS: Remove: • Furniture or items within 3 feet of the work area.
After Your Appointment
AFTER CARE FOR YOUR CABINETS, DOORS, TRIM OR ANY OTHER WOODWORK: • Although your woodwork will be dry to the touch within a few hours please do not use your kitchen (washing dishes, cooking) or bathroom (using sink or shower) for a minimum of 24 hours dry time; in times of heavy humidity allow additional drying time. • Do not replace rubber or silicone bumpers on cabinet doors or drawers until after 48 hours after drying time. • Clean cabinets and woodwork with a sponge and mild dish detergent. Products that contain oils, such as Murphys Oil Soap, are not recommended as they build up residue.
AFTER CARE FOR YOUR FLOORS: • You will be able to walk on floor within 3-4 hours of completion of the final coat. The technician will let you know when the final coat was applied. • Allow only stocking feet for the first 24 hours. • Wait 48 hours before returning furniture back to the restored area. Installing Felt pads on bottom of furniture is highly recommended. When moving your furniture, remember to carry and not drag the piece over the floor. • Wait 7 days before returning area rugs or allowing pets on restored floor. • Absorb spills immediately with a dry or damp clean cloth. • After 7 days you may sweep and mop using a quality Cleaning Product.
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