Have you lost confidence in your moving company?
5 Things you should know when you have moving damage:
- You can choose your own repair company.
- Do your homework on the repair company (takes a few minutes);
- A. Do they answer the phone?
- B. Do they respond in a timely manner?
- C. Do they have a website with helpful info?
- D. Do they have a staff that handles all aspects?
- E. Did they arrive on time?
- Who is their Rep?
- Do you find confidence that they will do what they say?
- Do they offer to send the claim to the moving company and bill them directly?
- Get 3 Estimates, But Who Has the Time?
- Two estimates is often enough, and if you do your homework you will end up with the right company.
- Do they have a qualified on-site technician?
4 Basic levels of artwork restoration
- Cleaning; Remove odors, minor discoloration, remounting, replace matting and glass, new backing and hardware.
- Example of Damage; Light nicotine, minor damage or neglect.
- Heavy Cleaning; Dissassemble, heavy cleaning, re-varnishing, restore frame or replace matting and glass, new backing and hardware.
- Example of Damage; Light smoke damage, nicotine, aged, neglected or damaged.
- Restoration; Appraisal of value, restore art, reframe and remount.
- Example of Damage; Fire, heavy soot, water, long term neglect, heavy damage.
- Conservation; Appraisal of value, build proposal for total restoration. May bring in specialist for review.
- Example of Damage; Highly valuable original art, etching, oil on canvas, oil on wood, etc.
5 Myths of furniture restoration
- Myth; It will lose value if I restore it. See article Myth: Don’t Restore that Furniture or it Will Lose Value.
- Myth; Refinishing and restoring are the same thing. See article “The Difference Between Refinishing and Restoration”
- Myth; Dip-Stripping/Tank Stripping process is the best, it just means to remove finish.
- Myth; All refinishers/restorers are the same, just pick one.
- Myth; Some things cannot be repaired.
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