About the Professional Refinisher's Group (PRG)


Professional Refinisher's Group promotes the exchange of information on all aspects of the business of repairing, refinishing, and conservation of furniture and architectural items, in a daily non-commercial, friendly email forum.

The Professional Refinisher's Group, or "Groop" as it is fondly known by the members, is an informal organization made up of restoration professionals in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Our primary means of communication is a daily "moderated" email based exchange, where members send in questions, concerns, problems, news and views which are formed into discussion threads to which other members eagerly reply. Our email exchange is open to members only, and discussions run the gamut of issues from business development to specific restoration techniques, from new products, to obscure varieties of shellac, and from Aniline dye to Zebrawood

Our members are involved in the repair and conservation of all manner of primarily wooden objects and including but not limited to the following specialties.

  • Furniture Refinishing and/or Restoration
  • Furniture Repairs
  • Stripping
  • Antique Furniture Restoration
  • Conservation
  • Piano Refinishing and Repairs
  • Musical instrument Repairs and Conservation
  • Spot Finishing & Touchup
  • Architectural Refinishing and Touch Up
  • Cabinetmaking and Architectural Millwork
  • New Cabinet Finishing
  • New Architectural Finishing
  • Upholstery
  • Gilding
  • Faux Finishing
  • Photo and Art frames
  • Cane, Rush, and other natural seat weaving materials
  • Mirror Resilvering
  • Transit Damage Specialists
  • Water, Fire, Smoke Damage Restoration

Looking for more information about Groop?  See our Groop History page


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