French Polishing

French polishing is the skilful layering of Shellac resin on wood which provides a high gloss, protective finish that is both practical and beautiful. Here at Alan Farr Ltd, we have extensive experience as French Polishers and can carry out our services for a range of restoration projects, from domestic, commercial and heritage.

Wood is a sensitive material and requires protection from humidity and sunlight, as well as general wear, tear and footfall. Shellac also enhances the natural appearance of wood, highlighting the grain and providing a deeper, richer colour. We apply the polish in liquid form and spread it carefully to create a thin and even coating, which eventually dries to a robust solid resin coating. We add thin coats of the resin layer by layer, individually, and sand them after each application for the perfect smooth finish. The process is a meticulous and highly skilled, and takes great patience, along with an eye for detail and steady hand.

With years of experience, a wealth of knowledge and high levels of expertise, Alan Farr are adequately prepared to deal with any French polishing projects you may have. Our outstanding customer service has earned us a highly regarded reputation within the Cannock area and beyond, as far as Birmingham and Manchester, and our extensive list of reviews and testimonials speak volumes for the standard at which we work.

We hold over 80 years’ experience within the trade, so you can rest assured when you choose us for your next French polishing project that you will be receiving the best possible service available. To find out more about our French polishing services, you can read our blog on French Polishing, or use our online contact page.