Church Pew Refinishing, Reupholstery & Refurbishing
Servicing CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, & VT
Frequent dusting, periodic cleaning and polishing (usually every 6 months), and making minor repairs during routine care will keep your wood furniture and finish looking their best for years to come. Even with the best of care, eventually wood church pews will start to show some wear. You can give your church or temple a dramatically refreshed look by bringing new life to the pews finish. A quality pew refinishing job can make your old pews look like new again. If your pews do not need to be removed or the finish completely stripped, we can refinish and restore your pews on-site. This means a quicker turn-around time and less cost to your church.
Refinish Wood Pews
Artech’s crew can refurbish pews on-site with minimal disruption to your services. Pews would be commercially cleaned, touch-ups performed, and then polyurethane top coats applied to seal the finish.
Minor repairs such as fixing damaged or missing decorative moldings and seat end caps or updates such as replacing or adding kneelers and hymn book racks can be performed at this time.
Almost anytime is a good time to refinish or reupholster your pews onsite with minimal interruption to your church attendance.
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.
Refurbish Church Pews
When you want to change the color of your pews, or if major repairs need to happen, we will refurbish them offsite. 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, such as to change colors, 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 RE-UPHOLSTERY
We can also add upholstered cushions to your pews for the seat, back and rear of the pew for old wood pews or reupholster pews that have stretched upholstery or loose cushions.
We can replace existing fixed seat cushions with new cushions and upholstery. Adding new upholstery or reupholstering pews to replace worn pew cushions takes only a few days, in most cases, and there is no disruption of services, when you have us do your re-upholstery.
Any size or style of pew – curved or straight – Artech’s specialists will redo them quickly and beautifully.
Artech will remove your existing fabric and cushions, lightly refinish the wood surfaces, make any repairs needed, and reupholster your church pews, all onsite.
We can upholster seats only, seat & backs or seat, back and the rear of the pew.
Add Comfort to Your Old Wood Pews with New Upholstery
In some cases, a wood pew may be in such poor shape or so uncomfortable that simply refinishing is not advisable. In such a case, we recommend converting a wood pew to an upholstered pew.
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.