Furniture Recovering, Re-upholstery & Refinishing

ACI Work Programs offer a superior value in both upholstery and all types of furniture refurbishing. These shops are set up primarily as training programs. Inmates come in and out of the program learning the basic skills needed for a variety of different applications. Because of the training nature of these facilities, it is not uncommon to expect extended delivery times and the need for excess fabric or stains.

We hope that you will continue to support ACI’s training programs, because your ultimate satisfaction is how we gauge the success of our inmate programs.

Please complete and sign the Special Project Worksheet to get the process started.

  1. A Guide for Our Caning/Refurbishing Customers

    Do you have an old chair whose seat needs re-caning?

    Re-caning is the replacement of damaged cane in furniture. ACI’s Wood/Metal Operation in Florence is where re-caning is done. We can re-cane most styles of furniture. In addition, we can do rattan work using the sheets of rattan that are replaced and hand edged.

    Also, ACI can do rushing and splint weaving. Splint weaving is done by hand and is very labor intensive, and therefore an expensive process.

    In most of the current jobs, we do utilize Pressed Cane, which is manufactured and comes in rolls of different widths.

  2. A Guide for Our Wood/Metal Refurbishing Customers Services

    ACI’s Wood/Metal Refurbishing offers a wide array of wood and metal restoration capabilities. We are able to offer this variety because of our specialized skills and knowledge. ACI currently handles projects in the areas of:

    • Wood Stripping
    • Wood Refinishing and Refurbishing

    Before we begin work on your project, we will do a thorough examination of your item(s) and a total cost estimate that covers all of the costs to finish your project.

    Wood Refinishing and Refurbishing:
    Refinishing involves the removal of the finish from the item, then applying new materials, to the customer’s specifications. Materials such as; paints, lacquers, varnishes and stains. Certain refinishing projects may involve some partial restoration because of the customer’s desire to maintain the integrity of the original item.

    Refurbishing is done to woodwork that is in reasonably good condition, but may have surface areas that are worn and that there may also be loose joints and some minor damage to the wood. The process of refurbishing may involve repairs, the replacement of missing or damaged parts and components, and regluing of joints.

    Metal Refinishing and Refurbishing:
    ACI works on metal and wood combination furniture, metal and laminated pieces and various other types of items where metal is a component part.

  3. A Guide for Our Metal Fabrication Refurbishing Customers

    ACI’s Metal Fabrication Refurbishing offers a wide array of metal restoration capabilities to choose from. We are able to offer a variety, due to the capability of the shop and its skilled and knowledgeable workers who handle the projects in these areas.

    • Welding
    • Sandblasting
    • Powder coating
    • Fabrication

    To determine the proper cost, we need the following questions answered:

      Does your project need any repairs? If so, please be very detailed in the description of the repairs. Does your project need sandblasting? Are there areas we should cover so they don’t sandblast these areas? Are we powder coating your project? This is where cost can vary depending upon your choice of color. The shop has standard colors that we keep in stock for everyday use. When selecting a color, you can determine ahead of time if that color is a stock item by asking your representative. (NOTE) If your choice of a powder coating color is not a stock item, there will be an added charge for ordering a non-stock color.

    To determining if we can refurbish your item(s):

      Are there ball bearings on the parts you want to send? The shop will not remove any parts that require a special tool to remove them. You must remove them prior to delivering them to the shop. Gas tanks will not be powder coated unless they are brand new. Please furnish paperwork that shows you just purchased it or it will be returned back to you. It is the shop’s discretion as to whether or not they will powder coat your gas tank.

      Once we determine the extent of repairs to your item(s), our Industrial Yard will send a retail cost for the restoration of your item(s) and your representative will contact you.

  4. A Guide for Our Powder Coating Customers

    What is Powder Coating?
    Powder Coating is the process of coating a surface in which a powder material is applied using an electrostatic or compressed air method. The applied powder is then heated (cured) to its melting point, after which it flows to form a smooth film which dries to a firm, durable finish that is very resistant to scratches, cracking, peeling, UV rays and rust.

    Advantages to Powder Coating:

    The unique application characteristics of powder coatings provide superior consistency and uniformity of finish without sags, drips, runs, or bubbles. They provide extremely tough, durable films, enhancing the high quality, value-added image of consumer products. In general, the performance properties, such as impact resistance, flexibility and corrosion resistance of the powder coatings are better than with liquid paints. In many cases, merchandise is
    specifically being advertised as “POWDER COATED” because of the quality image it projects.

    Powder coatings are frequently a cost saving alternative to liquid paints with respect to energy savings, labor costs, material usage, waste disposal, and overall line efficiency. Unlike many liquid paints, powder coatings are compliant with environmental regulations. Liquid paints often contain solvents, which can contribute to air pollution and, in some cases, ozone depletion. Powder coatings are free of such pollutants. The consumer can feel good about buying a powder coated product, which is ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE AND FRIENDLY.

  5. Avaliable Powdercoat and Polyarmor Colors

    Click on image to open new tab with larger images of colors.
    If you choose one of these standard colors it is included in your purchase price as listed on this site. Other colors are available (ask your account manager for details), but will incur a price mark up.

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