Our Services

I.S French Polishing is City & Guilds qualified in traditional and modern french polishing and wood finishing. We provide friendly and professional advice, with expert knowledge and high-class workmanship.

French Polishing & Wood Finishing

French polishing is a traditional method crafted by hand. This process allows you to achieve a mirror finish. Applied to all furniture but is mainly used on antique furniture.

Spray Lacquering

All types of lacquers are used. This process is carried out using a spray gun. You can also add stain to the lacquer to produce a tinted lacquer. This method is used on modern furniture.

Brush Lacquering

This method is applied by mop. Once applied, a pullover solvent is used to produce an immaculate even finish.

Staining & Colour Matching

Stains are used to colour any type of wood to the colour of your choice.


Bleaching is a process in which you apply bleach to wood in order to lighten the colour. This process can be carried out on any type of wood, antique or modern. This removes the stain from the wood and restores it to its natural colour.

Liming & Waxing

Liming is a paste typically used on oak. The grain is brushed out initially, then the liming is applied to the wood.

Waxing is a build-up of bee wax that is typically used on pine wood but can also be used after polishing or lacquering to give a wax finish.

Floor Sanding & Finishing

This process is carried out using a Bona Dust-Free Floor Sanding Machine to give a fine sanded surface. Any floor repairs are carried out at this point, followed by polish to give a smooth polished finish.

Furniture Repairs

Repairing damaged furniture, loose joints and missing mouldings to full restoration of antique and modern furniture.

Leather Lining & Gilding

There is a wide selection of leathers, gilding and tooling patterns to choose from to recover your desk or table.


Repairs carried out to veneered furniture such as pieces in as well as full veneering.


All types of cushions, including scatter cushions and foam, can be cut to size. We also recover and re-upholster any items ranging from a dropped seat to a full suite. This process can also be carried out on any antique items

Loose Covers

Loose covers can be cut to look exactly like upholstery.