An Entri Ways refinishing expert will transform your old, worn or loved furniture by custom-painting or staining it to the color of your choice. We are located in Woburn, Massachusetts.
If you reside on the North Shore of Massachusetts and are considering a refresh to your furniture, start the conversation by emailing us HERE.
In order to expedite our project communication and meet your needs, include detailed photos photos of the furniture, dimensions, and stain or color color preferences. Do you have an inspiration board? Do share it! Not sure exactly what you want? We can guide you on color and design ideas if you’re not sure exacly what you’d like.
We like to see where your furniture will be placed when complete – and see the big picture so our refinishing complements your space and function. If you feel this is helpful, email photos of the room where the furniture will be placed so we get a feel for your style, interests, and colors in the room.
Our Pricing Structure
Estimates are provided here to give you an idea of what your custom furniture painting quote might look like – often still priced far below purchasing a new piece of furniture.
Amounts noted below are estimates and assume sanding, primer, paint, and topcoat (if needed). Sanding is billed at $100 per hour. A typical piece averages 1-3 hours to sand. Other prep (wood filler), painting, staining, topcoats are charged at $75 per hour.
The average project will be worked on for 3 to 4 days but may be at our workshop for 1-3 weeks.
The chart below provides estimates are for exterior finishing only. Interior refinishing can be quoted upon request.
|Sideboard, Buffet, Long Dresser||$300-$700||+ supplies|
|Tall Dresser||$200-$400||+ supplies|
|Table: side||$200-$300||+ supplies|
|Table: console, sofa, coffee||$200-$300||+ supplies|
|Table: dining||$350-$900||+ supplies|
|Cedar chest||$200-$350||+ supplies|
|Bed (headboard, footboard, rails)||$250-$500||+ supplies|
|Desk: small to medium||$200-$350||+ supplies|
|Wooden chair||$100-$150||+ supplies|
There is a minimum order of $100 per piece. Pricing above includes prep, regular primer, and a single color paint finish. Add supplies costs + 10% for additional techniques/finishes.
- Regular Primer: Regular $20 (included)
- Paint: Enamel/Latex $30-45; Milk $40; or Chalk $45 (included)
- Stain: $15; Gel stain $30 (included)
- Clear Shellac or White BIN Primer: $75*
- Glaze: $20
- Topcoat: Gloss, Satin, Matte $30.00; Flat $35
*Clear shellac or BIN primers must be used if the finished product will be white or similar light color or if the furniture crackles when paint is applied. Crackling may occur even after the furniture is washed with a degreasing solution due to the years of furniture polish build-up and is often unknown until the first layer of paint is applied. This primer costs about $18 per quart, but due to the nature of this product, there is an uncharge to $75 (no exceptions).
Understanding Your Project
When we estimate a project, we’ll include the labor & supplies required to complete your order. This includes:
- Prep work (i.e. sanding, wood filling, etc.)
- Painting, Staining, Protective Topcoat
- Distressing (when desired)
- Supplies (i.e. brushes, sandpaper, wood filler, etc.)
While it may appear to brush on a coat of paint is quick, the prep, repair, priming, topcoat, and dry times add significant time to every project.
Hardware is sourced or provided by you. Upon consultation and when we define the design, we are happy to help guide you on this purchase through a store or online supplier. Our favorite hardware supplier and one that offers incredible deals in their sale/clearance section is D. Lawless Hardware.
Product Finishes We Use
We specialize in modern finishes and work with General Finishes Milk paint and glazes, Benjamin Moore enamels or latex, various Chalk paint brands, and oil-based & water-based stains. Shop our furniture for sale or past projects to see the variety of projects and finishes to find inspiration.
Pick-up & Delivery
Entri Ways works locally in Woburn, Massachusetts. You are responsible for dropping off and picking up furniture at times mutually agreed upon, unless otherwise discussed and quoted.
We require your furniture to be picked up within 4 days of being notified to avoid unnecessary storage fees of $25 per day that will be applied to your order. We are a busy studio with limited space and know you’ll understand and also be excited to see your refinished piece. Any furniture not picked up within 14 days of notification will become the property of Entri Ways and deposit retained.
Depending on the size and scope of the project and the number of projects we have in the queue, turnaround time can vary; but generally runs at 2 weeks.
Our Right of Refusal
We will not paint furniture of high collectible value in its current state, nor are we estimators. You determine your furniture’s value and guide us on the refinishing or painting for which you are retaining our services.
Extra large, oversized pieces such as hutches, large armoires, and bookcases are not a fit for our studio and in most cases will not be accepted. We will not paint cribs.
If your furniture holds sentimental value, you must be aware that there is a risk, although rare, of damage or a piece not accepting paint/stain. We make every effort to satisfy and offer advisable finishes – but with every creation, there is risk that you’ll need to accept.
Our studio is unable to strip paint or work with lead paint. If a furniture piece is already painted and the paint finish is in good condition (no heavy chipping or peeling that may leave bumps on a newly painted surface), we will discuss the refinishing options to employ. This may include painting over the existing finish.
How Do You Get Started?
A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required before work begins. This is put toward the purchase of supplies and will be applied to your final order. Remaining balance is due upon pick-up of completed furniture and can be made in cash or online via PayPal. A signed Statement of Work and Hold Harmless Agreement is required on all projects.
We look forward to your project and transforming your special piece into a treasured, functional piece of furniture for your home.
Email HERE for a quote.