Servicing CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, & VT
You can give your church or temple a dramatically refreshed look by bringing new life to the pews. A quality pew refinishing job can make your old pews look like new again.
Artech owner Tom Burns will evaluate your existing pews and help you understand how to make them look like they just came off the showroom floor. He will also examine existing traffic flow and suggest different ways to open up walkways or increase leg-room.
Refurbishing could involve cleaning, repainting or refinishing, restoring & repairing, or converting from wood to upholstered pews. Artech offers a full line of paint and stain colors, and will match the new pew cushion fabric to the carpet. Kneelers can be replaced on the original pews with modern kneelers that are lighter, stronger and quieter than the older styles.
If your pews need to be stripped before refinishing, the work will be completed off-site at our facility. Artech’s crew understands the complexities of moving pews out and then back in while keeping your carpet in pristine condition. (When originally installed, your pews were aligned and leveled to a specific place on the floor. They must be labeled and carefully loosened before they are refinished and returned to the same spot – so they fit perfectly.)
Frequently, when refurbishing pews, there are accent items that need repair or replacing. The custom wood craftsman that Artech relies on can match accent items that have broken or are missing, so the finished pew looks as good as new.
Replacement of Custom Pew Ends and Pew Dividers
Almost all pew ends needed replacement tops and decorative ends that had broken off over the years. Additionally, decorative pew dividers needed to be crafted and installed.
ON-SITE CHURCH PEW REFINISHING
If your pews do not need to be removed from the church or completely stripped, we can refinish and restore your pews on-site. This means a quicker turn-around time and less cost to your church.
OFF-SITE CHURCH PEW REFINISHING
If your pews need to be stripped and refinished or need major repairs, we will remove them from the church and take them to the shop where we maintain consistent quality control. We number and disassemble each pew to prepare for shipping, stripping, repairing, sanding, finishing and reinstalling.
A Brooklyn Church is Transformed
A church in Brooklyn, NY, wanted a completely new look.
Parishioners had purchased new pews for their main floor but they wanted to keep the existing pews in the balcony.
Our experts looked at what would be necessary to keep the old pews and still have them fit in with the new pews.
We upholstered the pew seats and backs to match the new ones on the main floor and we applied paint to the old pew ends.
As you can see, after our pew refinishing job was complete, the church’s interior resulted in a seamless look.
THEATER SEAT REFINISHING & REUPHOLSTERING
Artech achieves the same results with refinishing and reupholstering of theater seating.