About

With over 39 years in the industry, I guarantee you optimum results whilst utilising the most effective French Polishing & Spray methods available. Not only Am I passionate about delivering great results, I’m passionate about providing you with the best possible service. Reliability, professionalism & understanding your needs are at the heart of what I do. My experience comes from both working for large well-respected industry organisations, such as C3S Projects Bespoke Joinery & Security Systems along with other smaller companies. It was my desire to provide the best & most effective results that led the inception of my own business.

What Is French Polishing?

French polishing is a wood finishing technique that results in a very high gloss surface, with a deep colour and reflective nature. It is softer than modern polishes and is particularly sensitive to spills of water or alcohol, which often produce white cloudy marks. Our service can restore the finish, blending the polish on the damaged areas seamlessly into the rest of the piece.

There Are Different Types – Which is Right For Me?

Pale shellac

clear French polish that produces a superb finish to bring out the natural beauty of the grain, ideally suited for lighter colour wood like Ash, Maple or Beech, but it is commonly used as a top coat on dark colour shellac finishes to build up the depth to the finish. Pale Polish is colourless and transparent shellac and is made from the finest quality pale de-waxed shellac and is suitable for the most delicate work and for preserving the colour on inlays and marquetry work.

Button Polish

high quality, durable French polish commonly applied by brush. Produces a rich, golden brown colour that has a pleasingly warm effect on pale/bleached or new wood.  Button polish is the least refined type of shellac French polish, but it is the most durable and is a traditional favourite.

Lacquer

Lacquer finishes have been used for centuries to give woodwork projects a tough, durable and water-resistant clear finish. Today’s Laqcers are available in both spray & brush on styles, however, both have the advantage of being among the fastest-drying of all woodwork finishes. Acid catalyst lacquers are the preferred finish for most commercial & a many domestic heavy-wearing areas, ie table-tops, doors, bathrooms & kitchens. This method meets the requirements of FIRA standard 6250: 2005 for horizontal surfaces (excluding kitchen worktops) and rated as Severe use. Cellulose paints water-based & acid catalyst paint colours are available in British Standard & RAL and also Farrow & Ball Colour match. Furthermore, I can utilise an exterior water-borne system – especially on Accoya. This will give a beautiful durable finish.

Services I Offer

Commercial

Commercial French Polishing & Spray Services

  • Public Houses

  • Hotels

  • Restaurants

  • Offices

  • Shops

  • Interior and exterior

Having worked in well renowned commercial establishments like Ministry Of Sound, Forte Crest Hotels, Planet Hollywood, De Vere Hotels and landmarks such as the Euro-Tunnel I come well-equipped for commercial work.

Domestic

Domestic French Polishing & Spray Services

  • Furniture restoration

  • Staircases

  • Doors and frames

  • Panelling

No job is too small for me, you might have a scratch or some minor damage on your favourite piece of furniture but feel like it’s not worth calling me. Why? If you love that furniture then I’d love to restore it for you.  Even if your not sure if you need French Polishing services worry I provide FREE no obligation consultations so you can be confident you are making the right decision. If I don’t feel my services can help you I’ll tell you & If I can point you in the right direction I will. So whether its a clock or a table I’m happy to help. This is my passion & my passion is what has constantly delivered great results throughout the years.

Other Requirements

If you have any other requirements please get in touch and I’ll be more than happy to discuss all possibilities with you.