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French polishing in Ilkley

We undertake French polishing and spray finishing services for antiques and worn out furniture. Using traditional methods, we can match any colour, hide scratches, replace veneers etc. Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. Our French polishers have over 50 years of experience between them. 

No job is too big or too small, and we offer free collection and delivery in Yorkshire.

French polishing experts

At Coopers of Ilkley Restoration, we also carry out French polishing services for old furniture that has lost its finish. We can undertake traditional hand, French and wax polishing. In addition to this, you can also contact us for lacquering and spray finishing on modern pieces. 

Domed sideboard
french polished table

What is French polishing?

French polishing is the name given to the process of applying many thin coats of an alcohol and shellac mix along the grain of the wood to give a very high gloss finish to the surface, it enhances the colour of the wood and gives a reflective finish. This finishing technique was very popular in France during the Victorian era, where it was commonly used on mahogany and other expensive types of wood. This technique removes scratches, watermarks, and dents, leaving a beautiful hard wearing shiny finish.    ​

For quality French polishing services


  Contact us at our Furniture Repair Shop in Ilkley

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