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What is French Polishing

What is French polishing ?

French polishing is a wood finishing technique that is used primarily on antique and old furniture.

It is a term loosely used to describe the use of shellac applied in many thin coats over a considerable amount of time.

French polishing is one of the most beautiful finishes available if applied correctly .

As most antique and old furniture is made of quality timbers Ed uses a technique for retaining the original patina and full beauty of the wood there by adding an extra dimension to the furniture.

French polishing can be finely applied to a soft easy to live with satin glow, or to a higher shine by applying more coats to suit individual taste.

As there are several types of shellac that can be used in different ways it is important to have a good understanding of the art of French polishing.

For more friendly advice on French polishing please give Ed a call on 83886351.