French Polishing Doors

Our skilled craftsmen harness the technique of French polishing to bring out the beauty of wooden doors, creating a premium and sophisticated finish that provides your home with a touch of timeless charm. Using only the finest quality shellac, we ensure that your doors are not only visually captivating but also protected against daily wear and tear. With a focus on precision and attention to detail, our team guarantees a durable and repairable finish that will stand the test of time.

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French Polishing Doors

Our skilled craftsmen harness the technique of French polishing to bring out the beauty of wooden doors, creating a premium and sophisticated finish that provides your home with a touch of timeless charm. Using only the finest quality shellac, we ensure that your doors are not only visually captivating but also protected against daily wear and tear. With a focus on precision and attention to detail, our team guarantees a durable and repairable finish that will stand the test of time.

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Enhance Your Doors With French Polishing

At Schryver Restoration, we take immense pride in our door French polishing services, offering a seamless fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern expertise. With an unwavering commitment to quality, we utilise the finest shellac flakes and environmentally friendly materials to breathe new life into your doors. Whether you have antique wooden doors seeking restoration or contemporary designs longing for an elegant touch, our skilled artisans will carefully apply layer upon layer of shellac, coaxing out the wood’s inherent beauty and unique grain patterns. The result is a luxury, glossy surface that not only complements your interior decor but also provides a durable and repairable finish, ensuring your doors retain their charm for generations to come. Discover the allure of French polishing and let your doors become a true reflection of sophistication and craftsmanship with our exceptional services.

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Why You Should French Polish Doors

French polishing doors is a time-honoured technique that offers an array of compelling reasons to consider it as the premier finishing choice for your wooden doors. One of the most captivating aspects of French polishing is its ability to enhance the natural beauty of wood, showcasing its character. The application of shellac creates a deep, rich, and glossy finish that exudes timeless elegance, turning your doors into exquisite focal points that elevate the overall aesthetics of your living spaces. 

Beyond its visual benefits, French polishing offers unparalleled durability. Unlike other finishes that may require complete removal and reapplication in case of damage, French polish can be repaired easily and efficiently if needed, saving you time and expense. Additionally, the natural shellac used in the process provides a protective layer against everyday wear and tear, ensuring your doors maintain their charm for years to come.

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CAN SCHRYVER FRENCH POLISH MY FURNITURE & FIXTURES?

Schryver Restoration not only specialises in antique furniture restoration, but we are also experts at French polishing. Whether it’s a dining table or staircase that needs rejuvenating, we can handle your project with care.

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CAN SCHRYVER FRENCH POLISH MY FURNITURE & FIXTURES?

Schryver Restoration not only specialises in antique furniture restoration, but we are also experts at French polishing. Whether it’s a dining table or staircase that needs rejuvenating, we can handle your project with care.

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The Timeless Elegance Of French Polishing

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, French polishing gained widespread popularity and became the preferred method for finishing stairs, high-end furniture and, of course, doors. The technique crossed borders and continents, spreading to other European countries and eventually reaching various parts of the world. Despite the introduction of modern finishing methods and materials, French polishing has retained its allure. Today, French polishing continues to be appreciated as an art form, providing many people with beautiful-looking furniture and fixtures.

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What We Can Apply French Polishing To

Pretty much anything that has a wood or timber material to it can have the French polishing method applied to it, however, there are some things that it is applied to more than others.

French Polishing Staircases

Having stairs with a clean, sharp, and stylish design is crucial—a design that seamlessly merges the wooden elements with timeless charm. The visual appeal of French polished stairs can elevate the ambiance of a space, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who sets foot on them.

French Polishing Timber Panelling

Timber wall panelling has evolved to become a symbol of sophistication and refinement, often gracing the interiors of upscale properties and homes. While timber panelling has long been associated with older buildings, French polishing timber panelling is still very popular in today’s age.

French Polishing Doors

Our skilled craftsmen excel in enhancing the aesthetics of your home by French polishing wooden doors. With our expertise, your wooden doors will radiate luxury and elegance, becoming a focal point that enhances the overall aesthetic of your home or commercial property while preserving the natural beauty of the wood for years to come.

French Polishing Furniture

For a remarkable transformation of your wooden furniture, Schryver Restoration is your go-to choice for French polishing furniture. We specialise in top-tier furniture French polishing services that breathe new life into your beloved pieces. Our skilled experts possess the ability to revive and restore your furniture to its former glory.

French Polishing Outdoor Furniture

Schryver Restoration stands as a beacon of expertise in French polishing outdoor furniture, reigniting the beauty of weathered pieces and infusing them with new life. Our pride lies in years of experience in the art of fine furniture restoration, where our skilled craftsmen seamlessly blend traditional techniques with modern refinishing methods.

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01306 713074

What We Can Apply French Polishing To

Pretty much anything that has a wood or timber material to it can have the French polishing method applied to it, however, there are some things that it is applied to more than others.

French Polishing Staircases

Having stairs with a clean, sharp, and stylish design is crucial—a design that seamlessly merges the wooden elements with timeless charm. The visual appeal of French polished stairs can elevate the ambiance of a space, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who sets foot on them.

French Polishing Timber Panelling

Timber wall panelling has evolved to become a symbol of sophistication and refinement, often gracing the interiors of upscale properties and homes. While timber panelling has long been associated with older buildings, French polishing timber panelling is still very popular in today’s age.

French Polishing Doors

Our skilled craftsmen excel in enhancing the aesthetics of your home by French polishing wooden doors. With our expertise, your wooden doors will radiate luxury and elegance, becoming a focal point that enhances the overall aesthetic of your home or commercial property while preserving the natural beauty of the wood for years to come.

French Polishing Furniture

For a remarkable transformation of your wooden furniture, Schryver Restoration is your go-to choice for French polishing furniture. We specialise in top-tier furniture French polishing services that breathe new life into your beloved pieces. Our skilled experts possess the ability to revive and restore your furniture to its former glory.

French Polishing Outdoor Furniture

Schryver Restoration stands as a beacon of expertise in French polishing outdoor furniture, reigniting the beauty of weathered pieces and infusing them with new life. Our pride lies in years of experience in the art of fine furniture restoration, where our skilled craftsmen seamlessly blend traditional techniques with modern refinishing methods.

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The Process of French Polishing Doors

The first step in French polishing doors involves a thorough cleaning and preparation of the wood surface. Any existing finish should be stripped off, and the wood sanded down using finer grits of sandpaper to ensure a smooth and even texture. This step allows for an even application of shellac and promotes the absorption of the polish. Following this, the wood should be carefully dusted to remove any residual particles. The next stage involves applying French polish, which is a blend of shellac flakes dissolved in alcohol. Using a polishing pad called a ‘rubber’, the polish is applied in a circular motion, gradually building up layers. The process requires patience as it’s vital to allow each layer of shellac to dry before applying the next one. This technique, called ‘bodying’, is repeated until a satisfactory depth of color and shine is achieved. After multiple layers of polish have been applied, the final stage is ‘spiriting off’, involving the use of a pad moistened with a diluted shellac solution to even out the finish and remove any oil streaks.

The end result is a beautifully French polished door, with a smooth, high-gloss finish that has a premium, luxury aesthetic to it.

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Preserve and Enhance: French Polish for Doors

French polishing does more than just add a beautiful, glossy finish to your wooden door; it also plays a pivotal role in preserving and protecting the wood, therefore extending the life of the door. The shellac used in French polishing seals the wood, safeguarding it against the elements and preventing it from drying out. This is especially beneficial for external doors, which are continually exposed to fluctuating weather conditions. Furthermore, it aids in guarding the door against the harmful effects of UV rays which can cause the wood to fade and deteriorate over time. By preserving the moisture within the wood, French polishing helps prevent cracking and warping, ensuring that your door maintains its structural integrity and appearance for years to come.

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Services We Provide For French Polishing in London

  • Stripping and re-polishing

  • Grain filling

  • Waxing

  • Removal of water stains

  • Removal of burn marks

  • Liming and wax finishes

  • Revival and cleaning of existing finishes

  • On-site polishing

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Services We Provide For French Polishing in London

  • Stripping and re-polishing

  • Grain filling
    Waxing
    Removal of water stains

  • Waxing

  • Removal of water stains

  • Removal of burn marks

  • Liming and wax finishes

  • Revival and cleaning of existing finishes

  • On-site polishing

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Why Choose Schryver For French Polishing Doors?

Boasting more than half a century of experience, the team at Schryver Restoration emerges as a top choice for all your French polishing requirements, be it for staircases, furniture, or doors. We dedicate great care along with an unwavering focus on precision to every wood polishing assignment we undertake, guaranteeing a final result that matches your aspirations.

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