Traditional French Polish
To lovers of fine furniture the world over, French polish remains one of the most elegant of finishes. Because of it’s organic nature we can normally revive the surface. we can therefore often repair the bumps and knocks of time without the need to completely remove the finish. Most of all this allows us to save the wonderful patina associated with antique furniture.
French Polish and Cleaning Service
At our workshops we offer a traditional hand French polishing service. This ranges from the careful conservation, cleaning and revival of antique furniture to the complete re-polishing of an item when necessary.
Modern Lacquer Finishes
Since the first quarter of the 20th century most commercially made furniture has been finished with a sprayed lacquer. As a protective finish lacquer out performs traditional French polish by being much harder and more resilient to wear. Unfortunately this resilience makes it harder to repair when ring marks and scratches occur.
At Grantham Workshops we have a long experience of working with lacquer finishes. Often we can make an invisible repair by hand polishing, hence saving the expense of a complete strip and re-spray.
Strip and Re-lacquer
Sometimes there is no alternative to a complete re-finish but under those circumstances we offer a very competitively priced service.
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