French Polishing South West London

Schryver Restoration is a trusted partner for French polishing in South West London. We are truly passionate about preserving the beauty of wood, and this motivates us to provide services that set us apart. We offer a range of services, from French polishing to furniture repair, tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether it’s delicate antique pieces or modern wooden surfaces, our skilled craftsmen are here to help. Every project that we take on gets our full care and attention, ensuring you receive a top-quality end product. 

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French Polishing South West London

Schryver Restoration is a trusted partner for French polishing in South West London. We are truly passionate about preserving the beauty of wood, and this motivates us to provide services that set us apart. We offer a range of services, from French polishing to furniture repair, tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether it’s delicate antique pieces or modern wooden surfaces, our skilled craftsmen are here to help. Every project that we take on gets our full care and attention, ensuring you receive a top-quality end product.

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Our French Polishing Process in South West London

French polishing is a centuries-old technique that adds a high-class finish to wooden surfaces. At Schryver Restoration, we don’t just see it as a skill; we consider it an art form. Our team are masters of this technique, and they enhance the aesthetics of wooden surfaces all the time.

The French polishing process blends tradition with modern methods. It starts by carefully applying multiple thin layers of shellac by hand, each one buffed to create a deep, mirror-like shine. This thorough process truly brings out the wood’s unique grain patterns, colours, and textures, resulting in a finish that’s not only visually captivating but also exceptionally durable.

Whether you have an antique piece with sentimental value or a modern wooden surface seeking sophistication, our French polishing service can transform wood into a true work of art.

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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.

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Antique Furniture Restoration South West London

Antique furniture holds stories of the past, showcasing craftsmanship and timeless allure. At Schryver Restoration, we value the importance of preserving these historical treasures.

Our restoration journey begins with a thorough assessment of your antique furniture, examining every detail, from intricate carvings to wood condition. Our skilled craftsmen then work their magic to repair and rejuvenate the piece, addressing scratches, dents, and fading. Our aim is not only to restore your antique furniture’s original charm but also to ensure it endures for future generations to appreciate.

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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.

contact us
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

Residential Wood Polishing in South West London

Your home reflects your unique style, and the wood surfaces within it play a crucial role in creating a warm and inviting ambiance. At Schryver Restoration, our residential wood polishing services are tailored to enhance the aesthetics of your living space.

From dining tables that host family gatherings to hardwood floors that form the foundation of your interior design, we specialise in revitalising and protecting residential woodwork. Our craftsmen work with precision, using non-toxic finishes that prioritise the safety of your family and pets.

With our residential wood polishing, you can anticipate a remarkable transformation. Your wood surfaces will radiate natural beauty, infusing warmth and sophistication throughout your home. Trust us to reveal the best in your residential woodwork, creating a living space that’s both inviting and visually stunning.

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01306 713074
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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

Commercial Wood Restoration

In the business world, first impressions matter. Your commercial space should radiate professionalism, sophistication, and meticulous attention to detail. Schryver Restoration offers specialised commercial wood restoration services tailored to help your business make a lasting impact.

Our expert craftsmen are equipped to handle the wood restoration needs of your office furniture, conference tables, restaurant interiors, and more. We understand the importance of minimising downtime in commercial settings, working efficiently to ensure your space looks impeccable.

Beyond enhancing aesthetics, our services extend the lifespan of your wood assets, saving you money in the long run. By creating an inviting and professional environment, you’ll leave a positive impression on clients and provide your employees with an inspiring workspace. Partner with Schryver Restoration to elevate your commercial space to new heights of elegance and functionality, making a statement that sets you apart in the business world.

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01306 713074
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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is French polishing, and how does it distinguish itself from other wood finishing methods?

French polishing represents a traditional wood finishing technique characterised by the manual application of multiple layers of shellac, resulting in a glossy, reflective surface. Its distinction lies in the method of application and the unique finish it produces compared to alternatives such as varnishing or staining.

Is French polishing compatible with all wood types?

French polishing is a versatile method suitable for a range of wood types, encompassing both hardwoods and softwoods. Our team evaluates the wood’s condition and its appropriateness for French polishing during the initial assessment.

What is the typical duration for completing a French polishing project?

The timeline for a French polishing project can fluctuate based on the size and intricacy of the piece. During the initial consultation, our team will provide you with an estimated timeframe.

What kind of maintenance is necessary after French polishing or wood restoration?

Adequate care is vital for preserving the allure of your wood surfaces. We will furnish you with care instructions and recommendations to ensure the longevity of the finish.

What distinguishes Schryver Restoration from other wood restoration services in South West London?

Our pride lies in our craftsmanship, unwavering commitment to excellence, and the passion we bring to preserving the intrinsic beauty of wood. We differentiate ourselves by seamlessly merging traditional techniques with contemporary expertise to deliver enduring, exceptional results.