Our Services


Furniture Stripping: We hand strip using a liquid or semi paste stripper depending on the furniture piece we are stripping. For “do-it-yourself” projects, we also offer a “strip only” service.
Fireplace Mantel Stripped Oak

The original finish was crackled, scratched and rubbed off on corners.

The legs, top and front boards are removed for easier stripping and finishing. The keys and action are removed, and restored if necessary. The sound board and strings are covered and protected during the finishing process. The case is hand stripped, then stained and spray lacquered. All piano repairs and tuning are down by a professional.

Furniture Staining: All furniture to be stained or finished goes through a sanding and small defect repair process. The amount of sanding depends on the kind of wood and how light or dark you are having your furniture stained. We work with several types of stains again depending on the wood, and the look you are trying to achieve on your furniture. You can bring us a sample of the colour you want your furniture matched to and we will match as close as possible. If the piece being refinished and the colour sample are different woods, then the colours will be close, however the different wood grains will give a different overall appearance. We will show you the colours before proceeding. If you want to just pick a nice colour for your furniture, we can show you colours right on your stripped furniture and then you can pick the one you like best. We will ask you some questions to help you zero in on some colour choices. Once the colour is selected we apply the stain by hand with brush and cloth, to get into all the detail carving and corners.

This piano or organ stool had the paint stripped off. A stain and sprayed lacquer finish was applied.

Fireplace Mantel Mahogany Finish

Stripped off painted, then stained in Red Mahogany and applied Spray Lacquer.

Grandmother Clock Before and After: We stained the clock a mahogany colour and applied several sprayed on coats of lacquer. The clock was assembled after the action was cleaned by a professional clock repair person.

Williams Piano Before: All of the keys and action are removed as well as the music boards, top and bottom, including the legs. The case is then hand stripped.

Williams Piano After: After the customer picks the colour, the case and boards are all stained and spray lacquered. It is then assembled in our shop, before being delivered by professional piano movers.


Finishing & Painting Furniture:

  1. Clear Coat Finishes
    These are the final steps after your furniture has been stained or when you are just putting a protective coat on the stripped furniture without any stain. This would be the same process used on newly built furniture. After cleaning any fine dust off your furniture, a sealing coat of lacquer is sprayed on using a high quality spray system. Once the sealer is dry it is sanded using a very fine sand paper. Now the first coat of finish is sprayed on. This also gets finely sanded after it is dry. Then further coats of finish of the desired sheen (dull satin semi-gloss, gloss) are sprayed on and sanded until the proper amount has been applied. You would pick the sheen for the look you want and also depending on how your furniture will be used.
  2. Paint Finishes

    This bedroom set had the tops stripped, stained and lacquered. The bed and base of cabinets were prep sanded, primed and spray painted.

    This baby buggy required wicker repair, spray painting basinet white, painting base black, staining spokes, and spraying lacquer on base and wheels. Then assembling. New upholstered pads were added.

    Wicker Desk and Chair Before

    Wicker desk and chair had original stain and lacquer which was prep sanded and cleaned. Broken reeds or missing wrap were repaired.

    wicker desk & chair after

    Wicker desk & chair after.

    If you would like your furniture painted, we also do “spray on” painting for you. Using high-end primers and quality paints, we can apply any colour you want. Depending on what you are having painted, we will tell you the kind of paint required and how much. You will then select your colour and we will do the painting. We have you select the colour as there are so many shades of every colour including white.

  3. Oil Finishes and Teak Oil Finishes
    Some pieces of furniture can be finished in a hand rubbed oil. Usually this is applied to older pieces of furniture or teak furniture.
  4. Brass Lacquer Finishes

    Before: The top parts of the lamp were taken apart and the old lacquer stripped off all the brass.


    After: The lamp shade and parts were all buffed and polished and then sprayed with a special brass lacquer.

    Brass and Laquer Lamp Refinished

    Refinished: This lamp was taken apart, had the pink paint stripped off the brass parts, buffed and polished and then sprayed with a special brass lacquer.

    This is a special kind of finish that is used on brass beds or lamps after they have been polished.

  5. Exterior finishes on House Doors

    Single door from church: Stripped and finished with special exterior finish.

    Double Door From Church

    Double door from church: Stripped, stained and spray lacquered.

    We use a special finish with U.V. protection to extend the durability on exterior doors. This is a slower drying finish that is only used on the exterior of your house door.


  1. Kitchener Cupboard Refinishing
    All doors and drawers are stripped and finished at our shop “The Strippers!” Fixed cabinetry is stripped and finished onsite. If need be “doors and drawers” are painted on our premises. You can paint the fixed cabinetry yourself or we can recommend a professional painter to do that for you!
  2. Custom Built Furniture, Wall units and Additional Renovations
    Our team at “The Strippers!” is always more than happy to work with other professionals such as renovators and/or custom woodworkers to stain or paint projects for their clients.
    We also are capable of finishing intricate architectural window frames, trim and baseboards, stairways and railings, removed by the contractor for refinishing.
  3. Insurance Claims (Fire, Flood, Vandalism)
    In the event of an insurance claim, did you know that you have the right to choose who you want, to restore your furniture?
    You do not need to provide multiple quotes (which only adds to your stress) when seeking restoration services for your damaged items. Give us a call! We can guide you through the process!


If you have a special project, that you think might require an unusually resilient finish, talk to us. We can help you!