French polishing was introduced to this country from France early in the nineteenth century. The technique was soon developed and adapted to suit the burgeoning English furniture trade and it quickly became the universal method for finishing fine furniture until well into the twentieth century. There is still nothing to compare with the depth and beauty of a good traditional hand polished finish.
At Paragon, we aim to give you a thorough grounding in the practical skill of french polishing. You will be shown every facet of furniture refinishing from stripping to final polishing together with associated techniques including staining, colouring and grain filling. In fact, you will learn everything you need to create a truly professional finish.