French Polish or lacquered?

A First Class Finish

Our team handles all aspects of preparation ourselves to ensure that we always meet the impeccable standard we always strive for. With the best techniques and equipment available you can be sure that we will restore and revive your tired or damaged furniture and fittings, no matter how large or small, returning it to its former beauty.

Antique Chest of Drawers | French Polishers | John Reed & Son

Traditional and sympathetic

On antique furniture, where possible we always try to preserve the original finish and patina while carrying out and repairs before re-polishing. Where this is no longer possible we always strip and prepare by hand and provide a complete French polish back to its former glory.

We are familiar with:

  • Specialist wood finishes and treatments

  • All types of hand and spray finishing

  • Colour matching.
Traditional French Polishing | Furniture Restorers | John Reed & Son

Modern finishes for modern needs

To ensure we can offer an extra touch of quality, our spray booth facility allows us to provide high quality lacquered finishes. This is a far more durable alternative to traditional polishing techniques and can be especially useful in commercial environments.

Chest of Drawers | French Polishers | John Reed & Son

Age old techniques

Many of the processes we use have been passed down through the generations and remain as integral to our French polishing process as they did decades ago. We still mix many of our own solutions as we find they work much better than anything available off the shelf, and no we won’t tell you what’s in them!

Hand Furniture Restoration | Upholsterers | John Reed & Son

Sheer craftsmanship. My treasured stool has been restored on two occasions and I have been extremely pleased to say the least. Many thanks for your professional service and expertise.

Mrs Martin