Are you looking to restore the beauty and shine to your fine wood furniture or other woodwork in London? French polishing may be the perfect solution for you.
French polishing is a traditional wood finishing technique that involves the use of a special polishing oil, called “shellac,” and a soft cloth or pad to create a smooth, shiny, and lustrous finish on wood surfaces. It is a time-honoured method that has been used for centuries to finish and protect fine wood furniture and other woodwork.
- If you are planning a renovation project, are updating the floors in your home or are simply looking to create a showpiece for your room, our French polishing services in London could be the answer. Due to our longevity as specialists in wood renovation, we genuinely take great pride in restoring wood to best show its natural characteristics
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French polishing is a type of wood finishing technique that involves the use of a specialized polishing oil and a soft cloth or pad to create a smooth, shiny, and lustrous finish on wood surfaces. It is a traditional method that has been used for centuries to finish and protect fine wood furniture and other woodwork.
The process of French polishing typically involves the following steps:
- Preparation: The wood surface is prepared for polishing by sanding it down to a smooth finish and removing any dust or debris.
- Applying the polish: A special polishing oil, called “shellac,” is applied to the wood using a soft pad or cloth. The oil is applied in thin layers, using a circular motion to work it into the wood.
- Buffing: The surface is buffed with a soft cloth or pad to remove any excess oil and to create a smooth, shiny finish.
- Repeating the process: The process of applying the polish and buffing is typically repeated several times to build up a thick, lustrous finish.
The length of time it takes to complete French polishing will depend on the size of the area being polished and the condition of the wood. In general, it can take several days to a week to complete the process, depending on the complexity of the job. Contact us for a quote.
The cost of French polishing in London will depend on the size of the area being polished and the condition of the wood. It’s a good idea to get estimates from our company to get a sense of the costs involved. In general, French polishing is a cost- effective way to restore and protect fine wood surfaces.
Why is French Polishing in London perfect for my floor?
In addition to restoring the beauty of your wood surfaces, French polishing can also help to protect them from damage and wear. With the right company and a little bit of care and maintenance, your polished wood surfaces can last for many years to come.
Overall, French polishing in London is a cost-effective way to restore and protect your fine wood furniture and other woodwork. With the help of a skilled professional, you can bring new life to your wood surfaces and add value to your home or business.
Advantages of French Polishing
As a popular choice for French polishing in London, we have seen our customers benefit from French polishing many times. To help you decide if French polishing is the right option for you, here are some of its main benefits!
This time-honoured technique can bring life and character to your wooden articles and can quickly become the focal point of a room. Whether it’s a grand bookcase, chest of antique drawers, vast sleigh-bed or a simple coffee table, we work together with you to faithfully restore your piece to its former glory.
Durable and resilient
French polishing is a finish that is durable and resilient to wear, scratches, flaking and cracking. Our French polishing also plays a large role in ensuring the life span of your furniture, including doors and windows, helping you get the most out of our services and maximum value for money.
Natural and non-toxic
Shellac resin is naturally occurring and non-toxic which means that it is a safe solution for those with children or pets. It is also better for the environment as harmful spray polishes aren’t needed to maintain the shine and gleam.
Cheaper than replacing furniture
French polishing is a cheaper alternative to buying new furniture and it often means that we can keep hold of those sentimental pieces that have always had a place in our homes.
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