Professional vs DIY furniture repair

When it comes to furniture repair, what difference does a professional make?

When faced with a problem, your instinct is probably to deal with it yourself. And in the age of information and technology, it’s never been easier to learn the skills required to perform some at-home furniture surgery.

But how does a DIY furniture fix measure up to a professional?

The problem with DIY repairs

The main problem with any DIY repair is that you’re learning on the job. Therefore, you’re more likely to face confusion and make mistakes.

The benefits of professional furniture repair

By contacting a professional, you avoid the headaches and confusion that come with trying to tackle the job yourself. Professional service includes:

Knowledge of tools and equipment

By contacting a professional like Furniture Medic, you don’t need to worry about having the right tools or knowledge for the job, nor spend time researching the steps to take.

We are the experts and do this every day!

As furniture repair and restoration specialists with over 30 years of experience as multi-national experts, we have all the right tools for casement and upholstery services and proficiency in using them.

This means you don’t have to spend time and energy doing painstaking work by hand or worrying about if what you’ve done is correct. We’ll take care of it for you.

The right products

This is the same for the products you need.

If you’re looking to fix something yourself, you may need to research, find, order, pay, and wait for the right product to arrive to do the job. With no guarantee that it will work!

When using a professional, there is no need to worry about what product to use to get the best results – we already have them all!

Our experts know what it takes to get your furniture back to its best and will be able to assess which of our specialist products to use to restore your item.

Better quality of repairs

Our highly-skilled technicians have the expertise to restore most items to their original condition.

With a DIY fix, you don’t have the same guarantee of skill and results from the training and practice.

In our experience, most DIY repairs don’t last because they haven’t been done correctly.

So, whilst it may seem more time and cost-effective to sort the repairs yourself, you’re more likely to create more problems and costs for yourself in the long run, as the item may soon need additional repair.

For example, did you know that applying varnish to wood incorrectly can cause bubbling or uneven layers which discolour the surface?

Issues like this are often harder to fix. If DIY repairs cause significant damage to the furniture’s structure, the damage can be devastating, especially if the piece is an antique or an heirloom.

Not only that, but the errors caused by DIY errors will need more costly professional repairs. In this case, you’re bound to spend more fixing the issue than you would to repair the problem professionally in the first place.

No collection or delivery headaches

With a professional, furniture repair is made simple by eliminating transport stresses.

At Furniture Medic, we arrive with our equipment ready to work on your premises. We’re flexible and can collect and restore your furniture in our workshops.

When it comes to transporting your precious furniture, whatever suits you, we can do.

No hidden or extra costs

A key factor in deciding whether to go to the professionals is cost. Particularly if you’re worried about whether or not the figure you’re given is the figure you’ll pay.

At Furniture Medic, you don’t have to fret about additional or hidden costs. The price we quote includes the products and restoration by our experts.

Need professional furniture repairs?

Speaking as the experts, we don’t recommend attempting extensive DIY work on your precious furniture without the proper guidance or expertise.

If you have an issue with an item of furniture that needs repairing and restoration, your best call is to get in touch with your nearest Furniture Medic business.

To find out more about our services, call 0800 021 3017 today.

Want to become an expert?

Though our advice on furniture repair is “Do not try this at home,” we understand better than anyone the call to repair furniture.

If you’d like to train for a career working as a furniture repair and restoration expert and would like to run your own Furniture Medic business, get in touch with our franchise sales team today by emailing or calling 0116 275 9005.