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Metal Magic - Decorative Metal Refinishing | Alexandria Fireplace Tools

Here's what our customers have to say. Below are some of the many thank you letters that Metal Magic has received.

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Dear David,

The butter dish you restored is absolutely lovely, you did a wonderful job. Thank you.

Hopefully in a couple of months I’ll bring in the set tray.


Thanks again,

Susan G.


Thank you for doing such an excellent job on my 2 projects — the workmanship is outstanding and extremely impressive, right down to the detail of the finishing the heads of each screw to match perfectly with the chrome work on the large handles. And the lamp finish is more than I expected or could have hoped for! It looks better than when it was new, right down to the electrical wiring — a very nice finish detail.

You are truly the consummate professional and we look forward to contacting you often as new projects arise.


Best regards,

Bill R.


I want to compliment you on the superb work Metal Magic did in refinishing our brass bathroom faucet set. It is a very rare, uniquely designed and expensive piece and over the 20 odd years we’ve had it in the guest powder rooms in 2 homes, it had become corroded, dull and very unattractive. We tried many suppliers looking for a replacement but could not find anything as elegant as the one we had. We almost threw it away after advice from several “experts” that it was too far gone to refinish. Then, we happened onto Metal Magic and sent the set to you for your opinion. I’m certainly glad we did.

As soon as we began talking, it was obvious that you knew the possibility and challenge of taking on the job. We were also confident that you knew your craft. Little did we realize what a beautiful job you would do in restoring the unit. We are amazed at the “brand new” faucet set that now adorns the guest powder room in our home.

Considering the original cost of the unit and what we were looking at in terms of the cost of replacing it, we were extremely pleased with your price for refinishing. We were also at once amazed and delighted at the quality of your work. We now have a bright, shiny brass fixture as beautiful as when we first bought it.

We are recommending Metal Magic every opportunity we get and are looking around our home to see what other metal items might be in need of refinishing.



Bob & Joyce J.

Dear David,

Just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful job on the Persian table. What a transformation! The results went way beyond expectation because I did not think it would go perfectly. Another job executed perfectly.


Cheers from a very happy customer,

Bonnie P.


P.S. The coffee pot is beautiful too!

Hi Dave:

I just wanted to tell you that when I got home Wednesday, I put up the refinished hardware on our kitchen cabinets and my wife and I are delighted with the change they made.

On Thanksgiving we had 15 family members for dinner and they too were very complimentary of the change. Everyone thought they were new.

Thank you again for the terrific job refinishing them for us. Also thanks for getting them done before Thanksgiving. We will certainly keep you in mind for anything else that comes along. Good luck.



Charles M.


Thank you so much for the restoration job you did on my families’ fireplace set. You did a super job! I can’t wait for family to see them in person!!!


Thanks again!!

Craig K.

Thank you so much for the beautiful job that you did in chroming our

70-year old bathroom sink spout and stoppers. What a difference!


Dave and Andree L.

Hi David,

Unbelievable … incredible! I can’t believe that these are the same pieces. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so very much for performing such a beautiful, breathtaking restoration.



David and Victoria M.

Dear David,

My sincerest apologies for questioning the price. I sent you 2 old beat up rim locks and they were returned to me in pristine condition. The usual David craftsmanship! You are a true craftsman!!

Thanks again for great work and again my apologies.


Best regards,

Ed C.

Hi David!

Thank you very much for restoring my Olympic medal to its former glory. You’re truly an artist. Finished product exceeded my expectations. I hope to use your services in the future.



George P.

Hi David,

Unbelievable! I just got home and picking up the trophy and it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I can’t thank you enough for your expert craftsmanship in restring this family treasure. I can honestly say that it is the best $250 I’ve spent in a very, very long time. Just one more piece needs to be added … the golf club! I plan to contact the manufacturer, ER.S. Owens, and show them the before and after photos, and see if they can supply the club.


Again, thanks for everything!

Greg H.


Everything looks wonderful! Thank you so much.


Thanks again,

Jane D.


As always, the toy chest hardware is gorgeous. One of my sons is visiting from Orlando so he can put things back together. It’s hard to beat a hand crafted solid walnut toy chest of more than 75 years, now with hardware that does it credit. Thanks so much. When I look around my apartment there are so many treasures that you have enhanced.


Thanks again,

Joanne S.


The pieces arrived today (fast service!) and you were right; they look great. I’m really happy. Thanks for a thorough professional job; I completely appreciate it! Also, nice packing job.


Best regards,

John H.


I wanted to express just how happy I am with the finished result of the work that you did on the receipt box. After picking it up, I immediately came home and assembled it.


Thank you again!

Josh L.

Dear David,

Thank you so much for polishing the door pulls at no charge.

They are beautiful. Your work is stunning. Wishing you all the best.



Laura W.


I just had to thank you again for the beautiful job you did on our floor lamp. It is simply fantastic.

Later, when we walked around the store, Les overheard a customer asking the attendant if she had another lamp like the one he saw carried out.

A few minutes later we spoke to that man and he remarked about how good it looked.

Once again, great job. We can’t wait to show it off.


Our best,

Les and Julie


I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the door knocker, mail slot and doorbell refinishing that you did for us last month. They look absolutely beautiful. We have had so many compliments on our front entrance. I think every person who has come over in the past few weeks has commented on them.


Thank you,

Linda M.


Just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the samovar and grinder.

I don’t think they have ever looked so good! I will be bringing you some additional things in April/May.



Lisa P.

Dear Mr. Sisson

I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the silver plating you did on my soup spoons. We are pleased to have them back and looking like new.

I know it was an extra effort to deal with all the community plating and that the job came to you at a difficult time in your life. Please know the job was so appreciated.


Lorraine F.

Thanks so much — the koi statue and vase look fantastic — I’d never know they had been damaged.


Margie L.

Dear David,

Received the doorknocker yesterday! Looks fabulous! Thanks SO much! Hope you didn’t mind — gave your name to my friend who works in the White House curator’s shop — I think they need work from time to time on various items. Thanks again!


Mary C.


Magic indeed! The brass tray and loving cup look sensational. We’ll be in touch this summer to bring several other loving cups for you to work on while we’re in Africa.



Melinda K.


We cannot describe how pleased we are with the work you did on our Samovar, trays and Greek Orthodox incense sensor. They are so spectacular, I wish we had “before” pictures to show how drastic a transformation your efforts made.

Thanks to your efforts, these once again are on prominent display in our home.

Thank you so much again for your craftsmanship and diligence. We cannot be more pleased.


Michael and Patsy A.

Dear Mr. Sisson,


As you know we picked up the refinished plaque earlier in the week, and were truly amazed at the results. Due to the extremely poor condition this plaque was in, expose to outdoor weather — water and snow — it had begun to badly discolor and appeared to have some rust on it. Now I wish that I had taken a before and after picture as the results were far beyond our expectations.

We will recommend you to anyone that is looking for a company to repair their metal items and will come back to you in the future.


Thank you,

Ray and Donna G.

Dear David,

The door hardware looks outstanding! David you are a true craftsman.

Thanks again. Happy customer from Vermont,


R.M. Blackwood

The soon to be “newlyweds” were in town yesterday and picked up the magnificent beds. Needless to say they were “beside themselves.” They genuinely seemed to appreciate not only the beauty of the old beds but the unbelievable work you did restoring them by hand. They were so interested in knowing who did the fine work. Thank you. It is so much fun to see genuine joy in people’s faces!

Yesterday afternoon I took the 4 blankets you graciously loaned us to the Evolution Home Store.  Thank you so much for lending them to us. Again, thanks and hope to see you soon,


Linda Arey S.

Dear David,

Your repair of our menorah exceeded my expectations. It looks better than new! It still has its history, but now is shining. As soon as I saw it, I started thinking “What else can I send to David?” Thank you so much. You do amazing work.



Annie & Steve K.