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Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Service at a fair price?Find a Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Service?Most Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist ranges from $27 to $41. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist.
Do I need to use a licensed Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Service is commonly performed without a professional license.
Should I use an insured Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist for my project?Insurance is usually not required for or needed for Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Service.
Does my Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Service.

Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist - Services

A Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Furniture Restoration and Refinishing Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist - Finding and Hiring

Not every Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Furniture Repair and Restoration Specialist's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:



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