French polishing is a wood finishing technique used to protect and bring out the natural beauty in wood. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of a material called shellac dissolved in alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with oil. 
John Pegrum undertakes all aspects of French polishing and restorative work including the following: 
Staining and colour matching 
Touching in scratches, removal of surface damage 
stripping and refinishing of paneling 
New paneling, doors, staircases 
Antique and modern furniture 
Restaurant tables, bar tops 
After care and maintenance 


This modern dining table (domestic) was stripped and restored to its original colour, then hand lacquered and waxed to a high gloss finish. All of the work was undertaken at the customer's home in one day. We carry out many French Polishing services for our domestic clients, including the following: 
Antique Restoration 
Furniture Restoration 
Timber & Furniture Stripping 
Bespoke Joinery finishing 
Staining & Colour matching 
Staircases & Handrails 
Entrance Door stripping & polishing 
Wood Paneling 
Dining Tables 
Desks & Bookcases 
Wood Floor Sanding & Re- Finishing 
Ring & water marks removed 
Insurance claims undertaken 


John Pegrum French Polisher Ltd is a well established business with extensive experience of all types of commercial French Polishing including New Build Projects, Hotel Maintenance, Public House Refurbishments, and Letting Agency Maintenance. Our clients include Internationally Branded Hotels and large and small building companies. Full references can be obtained to confirm the high standard to which all works are completed. 
Existing Timber & Furniture Stripping 
Timber & Furniture Staining 
Clean & Reviving existing Timber & Furniture 
Colour matching new Timber to old 
Traditional French Polishing 
Modern Lacquering 
Pinholes & pellets Filled & coloured to match 
Boardroom Tables and paneling 
Staircases & Handrails 


At John Pegrum French Polisher Ltd we offer a furniture restoration service. Items can be restored at your home or office, or taken to our workshop.  
Repairs can then be polished to blend in with the original colour. Patination and shading can be faked to make the repair as invisible as possible.  


At John Pegrum French Polisher Ltd we carry out all aspects of French Polishing and restorative works on Paneling, be it in a corporate or a domestic environment. 
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