French Polishing

Schryver Restoration stands as a premium choice of company for specialising in French polishing services. Our reputation for reliability and trustworthiness attracts numerous clients seeking top-tier wood polishing and finishing solutions. Whether you desire a mirror-like finish or a straightforward water stain removal, we are dedicated to customising our services to perfectly match your needs and desires.

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French Polishing

Schryver Restoration stands as a premium choice of company for specialising in French polishing services. Our reputation for reliability and trustworthiness attracts numerous clients seeking top-tier wood polishing and finishing solutions. Whether you desire a mirror-like finish or a straightforward water stain removal, we are dedicated to customising our services to perfectly match your needs and desires.

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What Is French Polishing?

French polishing is a traditional and highly skilled technique used to enhance the appearance of wooden surfaces, creating a rich, luxururious, and glass-like finish. Unlike other forms of wood finishing that involve applying a protective layer on the surface, French polishing involves building up multiple thin coats of shellac—a resinous substance obtained from the secretions of the lac beetle—by hand using a rubbing pad.

The process of French polishing is both labour-intensive and time-consuming, requiring a high level of craftsmanship and finesse. The artisan starts by applying a thinned shellac solution to the wood, which is then gently buffed into the surface using circular motions. This process is repeated multiple times, allowing each layer to dry and harden before applying the next coat. As more coats are added, the shellac begins to build up and fill the pores and imperfections in the wood, creating a smooth and flawless finish.

French polishing is renowned for its ability to bring out the natural beauty and grain patterns of the wood, giving it a depth and richness that other finishing methods often cannot achieve. The technique is particularly popular for antique furniture restoration and high-end woodworking projects where a stunning and refined appearance is desired.

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Leading French Polishing Services

As a leading French polishing services provider, Schryver Restoration stands at the forefront of excellence and expertise in wood finishing. With an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results, we have earned a reputation for setting the standard in the industry. Our team of skilled artisans combines traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques to achieve flawlessly polished wood surfaces that exude timeless elegance.

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to preserving the inherent beauty and character of each piece we work on. We approach every project with great attention to detail, using only the finest materials and tools to create a glass-like finish that enhances the wood’s natural beauty and aesthetic appeal.

Our status as the leading French polishing services provider is bolstered by a diverse clientele that includes homeowners, collectors of antique furniture, and reputable businesses seeking to elevate their commercial environments. Whether it’s a treasured family heirloom or a prized antique, our team approaches each project with a strong passion for the wood’s history and significance.

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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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Comprehensive Wood Restoration & French Polishing

Schryver Restoration goes above and beyond French polishing, extending our commitment to excellence through comprehensive wood restoration services. No matter the extent of wear or damage, our skilled team is equipped to address a wide range of issues affecting your cherished wooden items. From minor scratches and dents to more substantial structural repairs, we employ expert techniques to restore the integrity and beauty of your furniture, revitalising it to a brand new state. Our approach ensures that every imperfection is carefully addressed, leaving you with furniture that not only looks impeccable but also regains its structural stability.

Wood, despite its durability, is susceptible to wear and tear over time. Accidents, environmental factors, and neglect can take a toll on its appearance and structural stability. Our wood restoration experts have honed their skills to tackle a variety of challenges, breathing new life into damaged or aged wood.

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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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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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Commercial and Residential French Polishing

Our French polishing services cater to a diverse clientele, ranging from homeowners seeking to elevate their living spaces to business owners aiming to create a sophisticated ambiance for their establishments. Whether it’s a residential project or a commercial investment, Schryver Restoration brings the same level of expertise, dedication, and artistry to every endeavour.

For homeowners, we understand the emotional value of your furniture and the desire to create a warm and inviting environment. Our team works closely with you to understand your unique style and preferences, ensuring that the French polishing complements your interior design.

For businesses, we recognise the importance of making a lasting impression on clients and customers. With our French polishing services, we can help you achieve an elegant and professional atmosphere that sets the tone for your brand and enhances your business’s overall aesthetic appeal.

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A Helpful Team For French Polishing

Beyond our exceptional French polishing and restoration services, we take pride in guiding our clients on how to care for their cherished wooden items. Proper maintenance and preservation practices can extend the life and beauty of your furniture.

Our knowledgeable experts are delighted to provide you with practical tips and advice on cleaning, protecting, and maintaining your wood surfaces. Whether it’s advice on the right cleaning products to use, avoiding common mistakes that can damage the wood, or tips on preserving antique pieces, we’re here to help.

By following our helpful and expert guidance, you can ensure that your wood furniture remains in excellent condition and continues to impress you for years to come. We believe that a little care goes a long way in preserving the allure and integrity of your beloved wooden pieces.

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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?

With over 50 years of experience to our name, the staff at Schryver Restoration are a great option for any French polishing needs in regard to and furniture. We put great care and attention to detail into every wood polishing project that we take on, ensuring you receive the end finish that you desire.

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