WHAT IS FRENCH POLISHING?
French polishing is a wood finishing technique that results in a high gloss surface, with a deep colour and lustre. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac, dissolved in alcohol, using a rubbing pad lubricated with oil.
WHAT CAN SCHRYVER FRENCH POLISH?
We can French polish all wooden surfaces, old and new. No item is too small or to large to polish, ranging from a dining table, bookcase to a stair handrail. We combine traditional polishing with the latest technology using heat and water resistant lacquers for tables and wood surfaces.
WHAT FRENCH POLISH WILL SCHRYVER USE ON MY FURNITURE
At Schryvers we use a special pale French polish which is a colourless and transparent high quality substance that is made from the finest pale de-waxed shellac. Ideal for lighter coloured woods and preserving the colour on marquetry work, it produces a warm and natural effect to the piece, bringing out the timbers natural graining. We apply it with a French polishing mop or with a rubber in accordance with traditional techniques.
SCHRYVERS FRENCH POLISHING SERVICES
Stripping and re-polishing
Removal of water stains
Removal of burn marks
Liming and wax finishes
Revival and cleaning of existing finishes
On site polishing
At Schryver we offer all aspects of French polishing including a substantial range of lacquer finishes, polishes, oils and other waxes. Your treated wood will not only look wonderful, it will be protected and the treatment will help your wood withstand the test of time.
We offer a weekly run to London, safely and with the utmost care, collecting; transporting and delivering your furniture along with ad-hoc journeys as required to all other areas.