FRENCH POLISH FURNITURE 

FRENCH POLISH IS A TECHNIQUE OF APPLYING SHELLAC WITH A RUBBING PAD AND PUMICE AND OIL TO PRODUCE AN INCREDIBLE SHINE AND DEPTH ON FURNITURE. AT DOUBLE QUEUE FINE FURNITURE RESTORATION WE USE TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES TO BRING BACK YOUR ANTIQUES BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL BEAUTY. OUR CLIENTS IN NYC AND THE HUDSON VALLEY ALWAYS AMAZE US WITH THEIR UNUSAL AND TREASURED FURNITURE AND DÉCOR AS WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE UTMOST CARE AND RESPECT FOR EACH ITEM.

 

If you’ve ever admired the extraordinarily glossy finish on an antique piece of wooden furniture or a wooden instrument such as a guitar or violin, you’re likely looking at wood finished with the French polishing technique. While you appreciate the good looks, you may also respect the hard work behind the fine finish. While it is a very time-consuming process and does take practice before you’ll reliably achieve the best results, it’s hard to match this time-honored method for producing a lustrous finish that shows off wood grain to perfection. If you’ve ever admired the extraordinarily glossy finish on an antique piece of wooden furniture or a wooden instrument such as a guitar or violin, you’re likely looking at wood finished with the French polishing technique. While you appreciate the good looks, you may also respect the hard work behind the fine finish. While it is a very time-consuming process and does take practice before you’ll reliably achieve the best results, it’s hard to match this time-honored method for producing a lustrous finish that shows off wood grain to perfection.

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