Clive Beardall is an accredited member of the British Antique Furniture Restorers Association

British Antique Furniture Restorers Association

Workshop & Showroom
104b High Street, Maldon,
Essex CM9 5ET

Tel: 01621 857890
01621 850753

French Polishing

Polish Repairs

French polishing is an important component of Clive's business. Some processes of furniture finishing used in the workshop can also be applied in your home. Slight damage, like scratches and water marks, on shellac finished wood can be repaired in the home. Call to discuss your furniture repair, you will have the benefit of our experience and advice.

french polishing on site and at our workshop

shellac french polish is more delicate and easily damaged than modern lacquers - shellac on the other hand is one the most easily repaired finishes

bow front chest fitted brass drop handles

french polishing is not limited to furniture,
traditionally used for finishing musical instruments,
the process is also used on panelling

Shellac French Polish

In the days before spray finishing and synthetics, the technique known as "French polishing" was said to produce the finest finish on wood. The alternatives were various forms of sanded or brushed finishes. The finish itself is shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol.

- on site French Polishing Service in local area -

Clive Beardall supplies to: Aldeburgh Boxted Bishops Stortford Cambridge Chelmsford Colchester DissFrench Polishing Diss Debenham HalsteadFrench Polishers Halstead Harwich Harlow Ipswich Ixworth Lavenham Needham Market Newmarket Orford Royston Saffron Walden Saxmundham Snape Southwold Sudbury Stour Valley Woodbridge Witham Yoxford


British Antique Furniture Restorers Association