Entries by Tim Marshall

French Polishing your wooden furniture

French polishing is a type of wood finishing that’s often used on antique furniture to achieve a very glossy finish. This method involves applying multiple layers of shellac (a type of resin) to the wood in order for the surface to get a mirror-like shine. INTERESTING FACT: This method was first used in the Victorian […]

Upcycling and Rearrangement tips

When it comes to owning your own home, most of us want to make it more homely, and that is where interior design and upcycling comes in. We have searched the web high and low to bring you the best redecoration and upcycling tips out there! Rearrangement Therapy Rearranging the furniture every so often gives […]

Keep Your Furniture Protected When Moving

Moving house is one of the top most stressful things to do in life and we always want to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible. One of the biggest hindrances while moving is protecting your furniture, here are a few tips to help you out. Packing supplies You need to make sure you […]

Wood Furniture Care Tips

Your wood furniture needs some TLC now and then to help it last, and for you to pass down to other generations. Here are some useful tips to keep your wood furniture looking in tip-top condition: Avoid using cleaning products containing ammonia. This can damage wood furniture, so try and avoid at all costs and […]

Restore Not Replace

Are you sitting there contemplating if you should replace or restore an item of your furniture? There are plenty of reasons why restoring your furniture can be a better investment than buying a new piece. Here are some reasons that may push you in the direction of restoring. Something sentimental You may have a bit […]

Protecting your garden furniture in Winter

Protecting your garden furniture in Winter It’s coming up to winter and getting colder outside, which means the outdoor furniture needs to be protected. Winter can have an effect on all types of outdoor furniture, be it plastic, wood or metal, so here are some tips to help you know what to do with your […]

Removing ink from leather furniture

Accidently swiping your leather sofa with a pen can ruin the suite – but we’re here to help! If you happen to mark your furniture with a ball point pen, it’s important to act quickly – but don’t be tempted to scrub it. Firstly, determine the type of leather that you have from the manufacturers […]

How to restore and clean old furniture

Before you toss that old piece of furniture out or put on Gumtree, why not consider cleaning and restoring to bring back its natural beauty. The professionals at Furniture Medic have several helpful tips for how to restore old furniture. Don’t be afraid to grab that antique store find, even if it looks a bit worn […]

Leicestershire furniture restoration company expands in Nottingham in 20th anniversary

A Leicester-based furniture restoration business has expanded its operation into Nottingham on its 20th anniversary, as it looks to capitalise on the increasing demand for its services. Furniture Medic Leicester owners Dave and Jay Canderton launched the business, based in Aylestone in 1997. Now employing seven staff in its Leicester workshop, the company has expanded […]

Upcycling – a great summer pastime!

Upcycling is the latest craze!  It’s an even an even greener way of recycling – you find a new purpose for your unwanted items before they get thrown away.  For example, you might use an old woolly jumper to make a cushion cover or a pair of wellies with a hole in the bottom as […]

Furniture Medic Glasgow owner celebrates first year in business

A Glasgow furniture restoration franchise owner who purchased the company from its previous owner in spring 2016, has closed out his first year reporting a 30% increase in revenue. Kirk Grannell, owner and operator of Furniture Medic Glasgow, invested in the furniture restoration franchise after an extensive career in business management and worked closely with […]

Call the Medics! Local couple launch Lincoln furniture restoration franchise

Furniture Medic Lincoln, a furniture restoration franchise of ServiceMaster, one of the UK’s leading and largest multi-brand franchisor, has been launched by a local couple with over eight years’ experience in furniture repair. Eligijus and Daiga Kleinovas, of Lincolnshire operate across Lincoln, Skegness, Boston, Mablethorpe, Louth, Market Rasen, Woodhall Spa and the surrounding areas offering […]

Furniture Medic at the Restaurant Design Show 2016

Furniture Medic, the world’s largest furniture restoration and repair company is attending the Restaurant Design Show 2016. If you own a restaurant, bar, or café and you’re looking to redesign your establishment or you’re thinking of opening a new one, then you need to attend the Restaurant Design Show 2016. The UK’s largest restaurant design […]