Floods, leaks and spillages cause a large proportion of damage to furniture, causing staining, swelling and lifting of veneers.
As a hydroscopic material, timber absorbs water so if furniture is left for an extended time in a damp environment, the wood can become swollen causing joints to weaken and split, and veneers or inlays to bubble or loosen and lift. Farcroft can dry out furniture, stabilise and strengthen joints and fixings, plane or reconstruct swollen sections, reset or replace loose or missing inlays or re-veneer surfaces.
Where water has been in direct contact with furniture, this can cause ‘blooming’ or ‘tide’ marks. Farcroft utilises a number of techniques to remove such marks and restore the finish with the surface coating expertly matched to blend with surrounding areas.