Furniture restoration explained
French polishing is a process which is aided by the use of certain solutions e.g. shellac. The process we follow involves stripping wood lacquer in its present state using various spirits. This takes the wood back to an untreated state. From there, we re-apply lacquer to the wood. With the reapplication of the lacquer, we can achieve either a matt, gloss or silk finish to your wood. French Polishing is also a hugely effective process to apply to your wood if you are trying to restore the timber’s deep colours.Leather suite restoration
The shellac solution that we use comes in the form of a resin. The resin is extracted from a cocoon that is left behind in trees, normally found in India and Thailand. These cocoons are secreted by the female Lac beetle. The substance is dried – and subsequently turns into a flake like consistency. These flakes are then diluted, normally in alcohol, which results in the flake like substance turning into the resin that is then usable.