French Polishing Dorking

French polishing is an art dedicated to enhancing the natural aesthetics of wood. Our craftsmen have mastered this delicate technique, creating a mirror-like finish that enriches the wood’s hues and grain patterns.

What sets us apart is our commitment to preserving the uniqueness of each piece. Whether it’s a cherished antique or a contemporary design, our restoration process is tailored to bring out the wood’s distinct character.

At Schryver, we understand the importance of craftsmanship and longevity. Our dedication goes beyond the surface, ensuring your furniture not only looks stunning but also stands the test of time. We are your trusted partner in revitalising and preserving the beauty of your wooden pieces, one restoration at a time.

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French Polishing Dorking

French polishing is an art dedicated to enhancing the natural aesthetics of wood. Our craftsmen have mastered this delicate technique, creating a mirror-like finish that enriches the wood’s hues and grain patterns.

What sets us apart is our commitment to preserving the uniqueness of each piece. Whether it’s a cherished antique or a contemporary design, our restoration process is tailored to bring out the wood’s distinct character.

At Schryver, we understand the importance of craftsmanship and longevity. Our dedication goes beyond the surface, ensuring your furniture not only looks stunning but also stands the test of time. We are your trusted partner in revitalising and preserving the beauty of your wooden pieces, one restoration at a time.

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01306 713074

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Specialist French Polishing Services in Dorking

In Dorking, Schryver Restoration offers top-quality French polishing services that can make a big difference in your home or outdoor spaces. They specialise in reviving various wooden surfaces, like staircases, timber panelling, doors, and indoor and outdoor furniture. French polishing is all about making wood look stunning by applying layers of varnish.

Schryver Restorations’ skilled craftsmen know how to bring out the natural beauty of wood, giving it a shiny, elegant finish. So, if you have a worn-out wooden staircase, furniture, or any wooden surface that needs a makeover, Schryver Restorations can work their magic and make it look amazing. They’re your go-to experts for French polishing services in Dorking, and they’ll leave your wooden spaces looking stunning and protected, whether indoors or outdoors.

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A Few Words From Our Happy Clients

Andrew Lamberty
Andrew Lamberty
2024-02-20
I have used the services of Schryver for over 25 years - in the process of selling over £30m of the finest antique and vintage furniture. They are an excellent all round boutique restoration outfit. Jonny is a pleasure to deal with and always thoughtful and sympathetic in his approach to his work. Also happy to tune price to results. You won’t find better restorers in the UK. Andrew Lamberty.
Peter Crossley
Peter Crossley
2024-02-19
The team at Schryver are truly professional and work hard to do the very best job possible. They have restored a number of quality pieces for me over the years and each one has been transformed and given a new lease of life. Most recently they have restored a Victorian hall chair that was in two pieces and had sections missing. It’s now just as it should be again.
scott kinnear-Nock
scott kinnear-Nock
2024-02-19
We were looking for a professional to fix our Eames chair which was falling apart. Luckily enough, after lots of searching, we found Jonny and the team at Schryver, and couldn’t be happier with the job they did. If you’re looking for a true craftsman to repair an Eames chair, or any other cherished piece of furniture, look no further.
Doreen Mitchell
Doreen Mitchell
2024-02-19
Schryver have repaired a Victorian cutlery canteen which had split when I dropped it, and then also created a new cornice for a Georgian tester bed which is an immaculate and accurate match. Workmanship and attention to detail are excellent
David Openshaw
David Openshaw
2023-11-30
Schryver did a marvellous job in repairing three kitchen chairs. Handled professionally and promptly. Great dealing with Jonny. Many thanks
Jessica Perkin
Jessica Perkin
2023-10-08
Collected the piece of furniture and within a relatively short time, returned it with all the missing mahogany veneer beautifully repaired. Very pleased with the quality and efficiency shown by Schryver Restoration.
Caroline Gwilliam
Caroline Gwilliam
2023-04-21
I left my McIntosh table with Schryver furniture restorers with some trepidation, wondering how they could transform my teak table to blend in with my oak cupboards. Jonny suggested that they took a cupboard door with them to help with the match. The table was returned transformed. The colour is stunning and the surface has been restored, a professional job. I would not hesitate to recommend Schryver..
James
James
2023-03-06
Schryver did exactly what was required to French polish and restore a dinning room chair, an inlaid oriental inlaid occasional table and a 19th century French card table to their original glory having been damaged by sun and water; I am delighted. Jonny and Pete were professional, efficient and courteous making the whole process including collection & delivery to London easy. I trust and recommend them and look forward to working with them again on other objects.
roger blunt
roger blunt
2021-05-21
Jonny and team did a superb job upholstering bed,ottoman and chair. Easy and friendly to deal with and full of good ideas, advice and suggestions, Achieved superb finish and transformed furniture. Would recommend to anyone and will certainly use again. Even nicer is the fact they are a local business which we always try to use. many thanks Roger and Julie, Newdigate
James Rowsell
James Rowsell
2020-06-18
Very good experience dealing with Jonny at Schryver Restoration. Although our very old toilet seat was pretty battered, he brought it back to life! The Throne has never been so comfortable!

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.

contact us
01306 713074

A Team of French Polishing Experts

At Schryver Restoration, we bring a touch of sophistication to wooden furniture and fixtures. Our expert craftsmen know how to make your furniture stand out. We apply the time-tested French polishing techniques with a keen eye for preserving and enhancing the unique character of each piece. Our goal is to elevate the aesthetic appeal of your modern wooden furniture, making it a statement piece in your home.

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01306 713074
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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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01306 713074

Our French Polishing Process in Dorking

Schryver Restoration employs a thorough approach and process to bring wooden furniture back to life. First, an initial assessment takes place to check the furniture’s condition, identifying any damage or wear. Then, cleaning and necessary repairs are carried out, ensuring structural and cosmetic issues are addressed. Stripping and sanding prepare the wood for the highlight of our process: French polishing. Multiple layers of shellac and alcohol-based solutions are expertly applied to create a brilliant, glossy finish while enhancing the wood’s natural colours and grain patterns. Afterward, buffing and polishing leave the surface with a mirror-like shine. A final inspection guarantees the highest quality, and protective coatings may be added for long-lasting preservation.

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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

contact us
01306 713074

Frequently Asked Questions

How does French polishing stand out from other wood finishing techniques?

French polishing is an age-old method of wood finishing, utilising shellac in an alcohol solution, applied with a special pad. This technique bestows the wood with a radiant, glossy appearance, highlighting its natural grain. In contrast to some contemporary finishes, French polishing demands a significant amount of handiwork, imparting an exclusive elegance and warmth to the finished artefact.

How extensive is Schryver Restoration's experience with French polishing in Dorking?

Schryver Restoration has deeply rooted itself in the Dorking landscape over numerous years, offering specialised French polishing services that blends age-old practices with modern nuances to achieve peerless outcomes.

Is it possible to French polish any wooden items?

A wide range of wooden objects, from heirloom furniture pieces to musical instruments, can undergo French polishing. Nevertheless, the adaptability of this technique often hinges on the wood’s variety and prevailing state. We advise reaching out to our professionals for guidance on the optimal procedure for your object.

What's the recommended care for items that have undergone French polishing?

For preserving the sheen of a French polished surface, steer clear from exposing the item to harsh sunlight or moisture-laden settings. Regularly dust with a gentle cloth and steer clear of abrasive cleaning agents. Should you need a comprehensive cleaning, it’s advisable to engage a specialist.

What's the expected duration for the French polishing procedure at Schryver Restoration?

The process’s length is contingent on the item’s dimensions and state, and the specifics of the job. We’re committed to bestowing meticulous attention upon every artefact; hence, the process can vary. Engaging in a conversation with our experts will provide a clearer picture regarding the expected duration.