In-House French Polishing Services
Adams provide a team of experienced French polishers in our workshop. Our in-house polishing and finishing facility provides high specification finishes to all products.
Within the polishing process we offer a wide variety of colours and finishes as well as being able to provide antique, distressed or other specialised techniques. – French polishing, staining, reviving, gilding, liming, distressing, graining, colouring and re-finishing.
What is French Polishing?
“French polish” is a process, not a material. The main material is shellac, although there are several other shellac-based finishes, not all of which class as French polishing.
The finish is considered to be one of the most beautiful ways to finish highly figured wood, but it is also recognised to be fragile. It is softer than modern varnishes and lacquers and is particularly sensitive to spills of water or alcohol, which often produce white cloudy marks.
However, it is also simpler to repair than a damaged varnish finish, as patch repairs to French polish may be easily blended into an existing finish.
French polishing, staining, reviving, gilding, liming, distressing, graining, colouring, spraying or re-finishing – we do it all !