Furniture rescued from a fire damaged properties can be affected in various ways, ranging from soot residue to scorch marks.
Soot residue is best removed as soon as possible to prevent the staining becoming permanent . Depending on the cause of the fire, soot can be very oily and become deeply ingrained in the surface of wood. This can usually be lifted by specialist cleaning or stripping processes and refinishing the surface.
Scorch marks can be removed using localised repair techniques. Subject to the value and importance of a furniture piece, it is possible to remove all evidence of severe burn damage with missing sections reconstructed, veneered and refinished to replicate the original appearance.