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.