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At John Sander French Polishing, our team of experts have the expertise and experience to carry out French polishing to help restore furniture to its former glory. As well as polishing, if required, we can strip down the old surface of wooden furniture to remove water and ink marks as well as applying wood stain and polish to ensure furniture matches other pieces. To talk to us about this specialist service, contact us today.

Bring your furniture back to life


  • Boardroom tables and desks

  • Wooden dining suites

  • Chests of drawers

  • Wooden bookcases

  • Shelving and cupboards

  • Wardrobes

  • Tables and chairs

French polishing is ideal for items of furniture such as:

Traditional French polishing is a finishing technique that results in a very high gloss surface, with a deep colour and chatoyancy. By applying many thin coats of shellac, dissolved in alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with oil, it really is a specialist technique that takes some time. The finish itself is obtained through a specific combination of different rubbing motions (generally circles and figure-eights), waiting for considerable time, building up layers of polish and then spiriting off any streaks left in the surface.


French polishing isn't just a finishing technique for furniture it can also be used for wood panelling, doors and floors, architraves, dado rails, beams and fireplaces, staircases and skirting boards. Take a look at our Gallery for examples of recent projects or contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

French polishing is an art

"Productivity is outstanding and always ensures that the end products are impeccable… extremely reliable, loyal and hard working. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone”


Danny Pecorelli, Managing Director of Exclusive Hotel



Let us restore your treasured items of furniture through the art of French polishing.

Call 01293 552 094