French polishing and furniture restoration in Dorking and Reigate

French polishing and furniture restoration in Dorking and Reigate

Recently, a client brought a piano stool into our workshops for French polishing and furniture restoration in Dorking.  At the time, the piano stool looked pretty awful, frankly, and needed a great deal of work, including French polishing and general restoration. However, our client does not have a piano so, in a way, the piano […]

Stain removal from furniture in Surrey

Stain removal from furniture in Surrey

Do you have blemishes or stains on your favourite furniture – did you (or, perhaps, one of your children!) carelessly place a vase of flowers on a side table not noticing that the base was wet (thus creating an unsightly ring)? Or has someone accidently let a cigar fall from an ashtray that has burned […]

Furniture repair in Surrey, French polishing

Furniture repair in Surrey, French polishing

French polishing is an almost daily part of our furniture repair in Surrey and it is, of course, an essential skill for anyone involved in antique restoration in Surrey – or elsewhere! French polishing is a ‘dying’ art and a skill that is particularly difficult to master.  It became popular in the 19th Century together […]