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VIDEO Brendel Restoration Finishing Earns Praise on Critical Projects


March 22, 2021 | Bill Esler

Baltimore, MD – Specializing in restoration, refinishing, repair, and touch up of fine furniture and millwork, Brendel Restoration offers a wide range of services, everything from gilding and carving to stone and laminate repair. Its expertise in period and modern craftsmanship, techniques, and coatings allows it to bring the highest quality finish to a variety of surfaces. 

“From a young age, I’ve always had a love of 18th Century American furniture,” says owner Dave Brendel. “I love antique furniture. I carried that over into my professional life.”

finishing process on wood furntiure

To sustain his firm as a business, Brendel expanded the scope and range of services. “As the business grows, it’s just not about antiques anymore,” he says. Brendel Restoration’s expertise in matching finishes formulated across the centuries, from the Old World to today’s modern coatings, makes them the go-to firm for finishing challenges outside the norm of a conventional finishing department. 

Based in Baltimore near Washington, DC, Brendel Restoration is tapped frequently by federal agencies, as well as global organizations in the area. Its crew will travel for significant projects. A few examples include:

  • House of Sweden in Washington, DC – Refinishing and restoration of water damaged millwork on grand staircase
  • International Monetary Fund Headquarters in Washington, DC – Ongoing touch up and repair of over 500 custom doors
  • Virgin Hotel in Nashville, TN – Application of custom opaque lacquer in hotel bar. Touch up and repair of millwork throughout hotel
  • A 35,000-sq.-ft. private residence in Palm Beach, FL – French polishing of three-story handrail on grand staircase; touch up and repair of woodwork and doors throughout residence

At its facility in Baltimore, Brendel Restoration maintains state-of-the-art equipment  including its custom designed spray booth. “This allows us to produce results that rival or outperform OEM finishes,” says Brendel. 


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