"I'm just looking for a French Polisher" I hear you say. Yes. But who do you need really?
Repolishing.co.uk is run as a one-man business by Gavin Mason, a Modern Polisher with a strong background in furniture manufacturing.
Commercially produced furniture from 20’s Art Deco, to 60’s Ercol to 21st century Designer Furniture has been finished using spray technology instead of brushes and rags.
Modern Spray Polishers can be found in furniture factories throughout the world, and the variety of finishes they produce can be seen in any good furniture store today.
French Polishing as such was discontinued commercially in the 20’s in favour of more durable spray applied lacquers.
Antique Restorers, whose skills include the 19th century art of Traditional French Polishing, use shellac, alcohol and linseed oil to build up a one-coat glossy finish to authentically restore furniture of that period.
Franchised Repairers will visit you at home, with specialised repair kits, and can be quite effective in disguising scratches and other blemishes.
Don’t expect too much though, and certainly not the rejuvenation of having a piece entirely repolished by a Modern Spray Polisher specialising in Repolishing and Refinishing.
Painters & Decorators
Decorator’s Merchants sell a range of DIY products which, in the hands of someone skilled with a brush, are deemed passable for most internal joinery today.
But not, of course, for good furniture or joinery where a Fine Finish with control of tone, depth, grain enhancement and sheen is desired.