Always Take Care
The suggestions on this page are safe for most antique or later items but best to take a careful approach, testing on areas which are not too visible when possible.
Equally important to bear in mind that many antique pieces are better left, to preserve the patina, often part of the value. What some people see as built up dirt, others think of as part of original condition and part of the history of the piece.
Other items may be too precious for a home solution, to you, or in a commercial sense, if in doubt seek expert advice and valuation. Many auction rooms offer this service free of charge, you may be able to email a few images and other details to them.
Our growing online world also offers opportunities for you to research items yourself. If you can't find anything through searching text, try Google image searches on related terms. Again though, if in doubt, seek out advice.
For those items you are happy to work on, simply wish to see restored to their former glory, we hope you found the ideas useful and enjoy trying them.
As professional removers, we care about possessions, as people have throughout the history of removals in Surrey. Always good to see old friends turn up, whether a lost Rembrandt, or a childhood toy.
If you need any help with your move in the Surrey area, or advice on packing and caring for antiques, by all means contact us at any time and speak to our specialist staff.