French Polishing Reigate

We offer expert French polishing services in Reigate for furniture or fixtures. We specialise in both modern and traditional methods of French polishing. Our methods involve applying layers of shellac and alcohol-based solutions to wooden surfaces, creating a mirror-like finish while enhancing the wood’s natural hues and grain patterns.

By choosing Schryver Restorations for your French polishing in Reigate, you opt for a time-tested approach executed by passionate experts, ensuring your furniture’s longevity and adding a touch of sophistication to your living spaces.

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French Polishing Reigate

We offer expert French polishing services in Reigate for furniture or fixtures. We specialise in both modern and traditional methods of French polishing. Our methods involve applying layers of shellac and alcohol-based solutions to wooden surfaces, creating a mirror-like finish while enhancing the wood’s natural hues and grain patterns.

By choosing Schryver Restorations for your French polishing in Reigate, you opt for a time-tested approach executed by passionate experts, ensuring your furniture’s longevity and adding a touch of sophistication to your living spaces.

contact us
01306 713074

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Personalised French Polishing in Reigate

When choosing Schryver you opt for a personalised approach to furniture French polishing. Each piece is unique, and our craftsmen recognise this. Whether you have an antique or  modern piece, our artisans tailor their restoration techniques to suit your furniture’s individual character. The result is a bespoke finish that brings out the best in your wooden treasures.

Choosing our French polishing in Reigate means selecting a time-honoured method that not only enhances your furniture’s beauty but also extends its lifespan. Our artisans take great pride in their work, ensuring that your pieces not only look stunning but also withstand the test of time. With their passion and expertise, your wooden furniture becomes an investment, blending aesthetics with durability.

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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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01306 713074

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

Expert Craftsmanship Within Our French Polishing Services

French polishing, a method rich in history, finds new life in Schryver Restoration’s capable hands. We value the time-honoured techniques passed down through generations, preserving the effectiveness of this method. However, we also embrace the demands of contemporary design and the need for modern restoration methods.

What sets us apart from our competition is our blend of old and new methods. Our team combines traditional wisdom with industry-leading tools and techniques. This approach allows us to take on each piece of furniture with fresh eyes, paying homage to its origins while adapting it to today’s aesthetics.

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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.

contact us
01306 713074

Custom Furniture French Polishing Solutions in Reigate

While some see French polishing as just making wood look nicer, at Schryver Restoration, we see it as a way to bring out the true beauty of wooden surfaces, from stairs to floors and furniture. Each piece of wood has its history and personality, and our job is to make it shine.

Our expertise is about understanding each piece of wood. Whether it’s oak with its soft lines or mahogany with its bold patterns, we use the right methods to bring out these features.

We use special materials and skills to make wood look its best. What we do isn’t just about the surface; it’s about revealing the wood’s real character, making it shine with its natural beauty.

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01306 713074
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01306 713074

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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01306 713074

Our Dedication to French Polishing Excellence

Our mission goes beyond restoring; it’s about bringing out the very best in each piece, enhancing its natural beauty and essence. Every piece of wood, with its unique patterns and texture, has endless potential. Our artisans combine traditional skills with modern insights to unlock this potential. The result isn’t just a refurbished piece; it’s a masterpiece reborn, shining with renewed beauty.

We’re committed to high-quality craftsmanship in everything we do. Our goal isn’t just to meet expectations but to exceed them, ensuring that the brilliance we bring to each piece lasts for generations to come. At Schryver Restoration, excellence is more than a goal; it’s our guiding principle, lighting our way as we transform the tired and worn into something magnificent and timeless.

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01306 713074
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is French polishing, and how does it differ from other wood finishing methods?

French polishing is a traditional wood finishing technique that uses shellac dissolved in alcohol, applied with a specialised “rubber” made of cloth. It creates a deep, glossy finish that accentuates the wood grain, giving it a rich lustre. Unlike modern varnishes or lacquers, French polishing allows for repairs and touch-ups without complete stripping. At Schryver Restoration, we’ve mastered this technique, ensuring a finish that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern durability.

How long does the French polishing process take at Schryver Restoration?

The duration can vary depending on the size, condition, and intricacy of the piece. Typically, a standard piece might take a few days to a week. We recommend contacting us with specifics for a more accurate timeline.

Is French polishing suitable for all types of wooden furniture?

While French polishing is versatile and can be applied to various wooden pieces, it’s especially suited for antique and fine furniture, bringing out the richness of the wood grain. If you’re uncertain about a specific item, our team at Schryver Restoration can provide guidance on the best finishing technique.

How do I care for my French polished furniture from Schryver Restoration?

To maintain the sheen and longevity of your polished piece, keep it away from direct sunlight and avoid placing hot or damp items on it. Dust regularly with a soft cloth and avoid using spray polishes or cleaners that contain silicone. If in doubt, contact us for specific care advice.

Can I bring my furniture to your Reigate location for an assessment and quote?

Absolutely! We welcome clients to bring their furniture to our Reigate workshop for a firsthand assessment. Our team can provide insights into the restoration process and offer a no-obligation quote. We’re dedicated to ensuring every piece we handle is given the care and attention it deserves.