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French Polishing & Finishing Ltd

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5.0

51 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 09:00–17:00
  • Monday 09:00–17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00–17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00–17:00
  • Thursday 09:00–17:00
  • Friday 09:00–17:00
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

Organisations and Awards

Jul 2020

About

Established for over 30 years, the French Polishing Company is a family run business offering a friendly, professional service to both residential and commercial clients.

We offer a wide range of services, using traditional French Polishing and modern finishing techniques, to transform furniture and interiors.

Based in Wimbledon we operate throughout London and the Home Counties.

Our modern finishes transform faded, worn kitchens and fitted furniture, while traditional French Polishing restores furniture to its former glory. We also offer a full floor sanding and finishing service - giving wood floors the hardwearing finish they need to withstand the daily grind.

Whether you have a cherished family heirloom, treasured antique or full restoration project - we can help.

What we do

  • Furniture repair and restoration

  • Cabinet makers

  • More Services

    • french polishing
    • wood flooring
    • floor sanding
    • wood floor repairs

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Damaged table top
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The surface of my poor old mid century modern dining table was badly damaged and I didn’t hold out much hope. Andy came along (all the way down to Devon), took one look and reassuringly said he could bring it back to full glory for me. Which he has done. Brilliantly! I don’t know how he did it, but my table is more beautiful than ever. No fuss or drama, just a beautiful job by a master of his craft. Highly recommended. Would definitely use Andy’s service again.
Venessa in Devon Posted on 22/05/2022 , work completed 25/04/2022
'Mouseman' bowl
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Impressed by the stunning reviews of Andy's skills and care in restoring beautiful furniture, I hesitantly approached him for advice on how to remove a circular water mark from a rather more modest treasure - my carved Robert Thompson 'Mouseman' fruit bowl. To my delight, he readily took it on as a project, and has transformed the 70-80 year old bowl into the flawless object it once was. I could not be more thrilled. Huge thanks Andy.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 18/05/2022 , work completed 17/05/2022
Friendly, efficient service.
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Andrew managed to collect my chair within a few hours of my initial call and dropped it back after repairing the leg to a high standard a few weeks later. Great service!
Anna in Greater London Posted on 22/03/2022 , work completed 21/03/2022
Bible back chairs
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Lovely job to clean and refinish 2 tired bible back chairs. Breathed new life into them and looking wonderful now. Thanks to Andy and team.
Customer in Kent Posted on 17/02/2022 , work completed 10/11/2021
A ‘Repair Shop’ moment
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We got Andy to sympathetically repair/restore an antique chest of drawers. We thought it was 100 years old, but expert Andy identified it was a cross between Victorian and Georgian - being altered/repaired over the years! We were expecting the drawers to look shiny and parts repaired, but nothing prepared us for the wonderful sight we saw when Andy lifted the cloth to reveal a masterpiece! So shiny, beautiful and all broken parts repaired. Thanks Andy
Customer in Greater London Posted on 14/02/2022 , work completed 12/02/2022
Hey presto!
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Andy restored our mid-century mod table. After an unfortunate incident with a hot bowl, we needed his expertise again. Hey, presto! It looked better than ever within a few minutes. Highly recommended, as the saying goes.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 13/01/2022 , work completed 12/01/2022
Lovely Finish
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I had a 50-year-old table resurfaced. Apparently, the markings were very deep and caused them a lot of work but they stuck to the original quote. Another item taken at the last minute was done without a quote but was also reasonable.
Kenneth in Greater London Posted on 31/12/2021 , work completed 21/12/2021
The trader replied (on 10/01/2022)
Thank you for your review. I was genuinely suprised by how difficult the existing finish was to remove and the fact that it had ring marked as it had.
New Dining Room Table
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Andrew took my tired and worn dining table away and restored it with his excellent French polishing skills to its original natural beauty. We are thrilled with the result and would not hesitate to recommend this company to friends and family. Excellent and professional service throughout.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 22/11/2021 , work completed 22/11/2021
A miracle worker
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Andy restored an oak coffee table that was seriously damaged. It is better than new. Very happy. Would recommend.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 22/11/2021 , work completed 22/11/2021
The trader replied (on 10/01/2022)
Thank you for your review. I always enjoy returning a piece like this to almost factory condition especially when it looks so beyond any possible redemption.
Footstool repair
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Repair of footstool's leg was not the first work done by Andy and his team for us, previously he repaired a wooden bannister and sofa's leg. On all occasions, his work is excellent, the final look of the furniture as perfect as possible. He arrives at agreed time, provides an explanation of what needs to be done and cost of the work. I can definitely recommend Andy's service.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 09/11/2021 , work completed 01/11/2021