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For high-quality refinishing, look no further than Airtasker! Our platform connects you to skilled locals who can help you restore, improve and renew your item’s finish.
When your item looks old and worn out, it may be tempting just to buy a new one. But if you have a tight budget, having your item refinished instead can save you money from making a new purchase! Aside from revitalising your old furniture, it can also extend its life! This is a great option, especially if that object has sentimental value to you.
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Top Refinishing related questions
Generally, the entire process can be completed within the day. The exact number of hours it would take for it to be finished would depend on the item and the tools and equipment to be used. It’s best to discuss your preferred time frame with your Tasker beforehand to help manage your expectations.
It depends on the item and the chemicals that were used. But generally, light usage after 24 to 72 hours after the last coat is applied is allowed. This is to let the finish settle and cure. Using or disturbing the item during its recommended cure time can lead to damaged refinishing.
Your new finish can last for years and even for decades, provided that you give it proper care and maintenance. You can help extend its lifespan by having it cleaned regularly using the appropriate cleaning materials and having it repaired when needed. Some items and furniture can be refinished over and over again, like bathtubs and floor tiles.
There’s no need for you to provide tools and supplies for your refinishing service! Taskers come with professional equipment such as scrapers, wire brushes, and sanders to help them finish the job efficiently. But if you have these tools and prefer to use them, please have this setup arranged with your Tasker.
Your Tasker can make their best effort to keep fumes or odours to a minimum by sealing off and ventilating the area they’re working in, using industrial-grade exhaust equipment, and masking the odours with fragrance. There will be some lingering odours, especially immediately after the job is done, but rest assured that this will dissipate throughout the day.
Those who are a fan of DIY projects can do it on their own, but it’s always recommended to leave it to a professional. Doing this can help you avoid mistakes, thereby saving you money in the long run. You can also be sure that the job will be done right the first time, without having to redo it and spend more of your time and resources.
What do refinishing services include?
Refinishing services include renewing and restoring your items to their original appearance and former glory! This process is performed by a skilled Tasker using state-of-the-art refinishing methods and technologies. Whether it’s glass, metal, plastic or wood refinishing, Taskers can get the job done! Here are a few of the things they can do for you:
Refinishing a piece of furniture involves repairing or completely removing the finish, stripping the paint, and applying a new one. This can be done by a furniture stripping service near you. From reupholstering items like couches and chairs to refinishing laminate tables, kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts, your Tasker can help breathe new life into your home.If something’s broken, you can get someone to have your furniture repaired first to ensure that everything’s good to go before refinishing your kitchen cabinets, tables and other wooden furniture.
If your floors have seen better days, maybe it’s time to have them refinished! The most common type of this service is hardwood floor refinishing where it involves sanding, dust removal, restaining, recoating and sealing to help restore its colour and lustre. This material is one of the easiest and most affordable to refinish, so you may consider that when planning to have hardwood flooring installed. But aside from wood floor refinishing, Taskers can also do this service with other types of floor material, such as vinyl, ceramic or stone.
Fences are constantly exposed to external elements such as strong winds, heat, rain or snow, and that’s why they’re highly susceptible to wear and tear. Having it regularly refinished can help avoid corrosion, holes or gaps, sagging gates, and stains while extending its lifespan. Whether it’s made of wood, aluminium or chain-link, Taskers can help restore your fence so it can serve its purpose efficiently. If you don’t have one yet, you can also get someone to install a wooden fence on your property or any fence of your choice!
Musical instrument refinishing
Though refinishing musical instruments is usually not recommended because their finish is part of their tone, there would be instances where saving the instrument is the better option than replacing it. This is mainly for those attached to their musical instruments who want to keep them for as long as possible. Banjo, violin, mandolins, and guitar refinishing can only be done by experts with the right tools and supplies, so the original appearance is restored without sacrificing the quality of sound they produce.
Recent Refinishing tasks
Refurbish bedroom: refinish walls + new carpet
Haggerston, Greater London, E2
2nd Nov 2023
- clean off mould in corner of room - where the walls and ceiling have holes or damage, refinish - repaint walls and ceiling - in a couple of places the skirting has been removed, (about 370cm total). Either replace skirting or make good on wall, whatever's more economical. - new carpet for whole room. Dimensions are 350x261cm - take away and legally dispose of old carpet Please supply all your own materials and tools. Paint to be white and carpets to be light grey. Cheapest possible. This room needs to be a usable bedroom for 6 months only. It does not have to be perfect, it just needs to be clean and tidy. Preference for early availability.
Repair/refinish marked surfaces of oak table & bench
St Luke's, Greater London
20th Sep 2023
surfaces of oak table (130x40cm), and bench (110x40cm), have both got a few marks and I would like to have them resurfaced/sanded and varnished. Not sure if the whole surface needs to be done, or just the areas with the marks. - Due date: Flexible
Engineered wood floor sanding and varnish refinishing
Streatham, Greater London, SW16
23rd Jul 2023
We need full sanding and 2 coats of varnishing on engineered wooden floor of 45-50m² - Due date: Before Wednesday, 26 July 2023
Alex and his son were a perfect team who showed a lot of experience when it came to wooden floors. Also, very lovely team to have in your house that demonstrated the utmost professionalism in their field! Definitely would recommend Alex to anyone needing help in the house for big or small projects!
Refinish a mark on wood kitchentop
Stepney, Greater London, E1
17th Jul 2023
Need a stain/mark on wood kitchen top removed and recoated to match the worktop - Due date: Flexible
Remove varnish and refinish my wooden desk
Norwood New Town, Greater London
25th Jun 2023
I love my wooden desk, but I don’t want it to have that shiny look, and I’d love for the stain to be a touch darker. I’m looking for the raw wood look. - Due date: Flexible
Refinish side table top surface - watermarks
Summerstown, Greater London
6th Jun 2023
Water marks on mango wood tables with paint finish - Due date: Flexible
Sand and refinish wooden floor
Wimbledon Park, Greater London, SW19
19th Apr 2023
Hi, we are looking to get our engineered oak wooden floor sanded and resealed with three coats of Bona Clear Seal. Kitchen/Dining Area 28 square metres Living room 17 square metres Hallway 7 square metres WC 2 square metres Total 54 square metres Area: Wimbledon Park Timings: flexible References will be requested. - Due date: Flexible
Sanding & refinishing engineered wood floor
Clapham, Greater London
24th Jan 2023
Engineered Wood floor to be sanded and refinished in white or/ naked varnish style. Not sure if this is possible on engineered wood. Will start with bedroom and consider other areas later on if successful - Due date: Flexible
Old kitchen cabinets repaired and refurbished/refinished
Ratcliff, Greater London
5th Nov 2022
Small to mid size kitchen, some bottom and top cabinet panels need fixing and cabinets doors painting / refinishing. Possible shelves adding, tiles updating, walls painting and other refurbishing tasks following consultation. - Due date: Flexible
Sand and refinish wooden table
East Ham, Greater London, E6
3rd Sep 2022
I have a wooden (walnut) dining table where the top layer is coming off on places due to daily wear and tear, so looking for someone that can sand the table top and refinish it. - Due date: Flexible
Help to refinish surface of chair
Trinity Buoy Wharf, Greater London
19th Jul 2022
Here are two chairs, they are velvet-like fabrics (I can't say for sure). My cat is scratching the chair for a long time and a large part of the surface is damaged, so I am wondering if this can be repaired, thanks - Due date: Flexible
Decorating and worktop refinishing
Merton Park, Greater London
19th Jun 2022
We have a small amount of redecorating that needs doing and Kitchen work surface that needs sanding down and Reoiling - Due date: Before Friday, 24 June 2022
Sand refinish a dining table, straighten 4 turned detachable legs
Maida Vale, Greater London
10th May 2022
I have a table which the surface and leaf need to be resurfaced and we would like the old fashioned round turned legs straightened to either round tapered or square tapered whichever is less expensive, I suspect round - Due date: Flexible
Sanding and refinishing wooden floorboards for 3 rooms + set of stairs
West Green, Greater London
28th Apr 2022
We've removed the carpet and tacks from the floor of 3 rooms and a set of stairs, there are wooden floorboards underneath - we would like you to sand off the floorboards (getting rid of the dust) and varnish them. The rooms and stairs are about 300ft squared in total. How much? - Due date: Before Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Refinish solid oak dinning table
Lea Bridge, Greater London
13th Apr 2022
We have a new solid oak table which surface started to come off and white areas appeared on the top as shownin the photos. The compan sent an expert to assess the issue who said that it was due to a manufacturing issue as it seems that the table may not have been sealed correctly. Can you fix these white areas shown in the photos? Thank you. - Due date: Flexible
Restore/refinish oak dining furniture back to original colour??
11th Apr 2022
The oak had turned an orange pine looking colour which I do not like. - Due date: Flexible
My dishwasher cuts before finishing and it restarts.
Charing Cross, Greater London
3rd Apr 2022
My dishwater turns off (electricity) I take the plug off then restart it and it then finished the cycle. Mains ok - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 7 April 2022
Refinish patches of plaster work
Stretford, Greater Manchester
11th Jan 2022
2-3 hours work available can be done daytime or evening flexible Closing up patches of plaster work where plumber has cut out to get to plumbing pipework. Plasterboard Filler/multifinish provided
Kitchen Counter worktop refinish / oil
Church End, Greater London
21st May 2021
Hi, i would like to get my kitchen wooden worktop to refinish, sanding and oil required