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French Polishing & Finishing Ltd

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5.0

46 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

  • Carpets and flooring

  • More Services

    • french polishing
    • spray finish
    • floor sanding
    • wood floor repairs

Customer reviews

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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
Fix to Antique French Oak Table
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Our old table was falling apart due to the original woodglue aging. Andy diagnosed the problem and then took the table away to make the fix. The table has been returned no completely fixed and is now very solid and robust.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 25/10/2021 , work completed 25/10/2021
French Polishing Dining Table
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A brilliant French Polisher who did a fantastic job on our dining room table. The table had scratches and stains on it and Andy restored it back to looking brand new. Andy and his team provided a slick service and I would highly recommend Andy.
Shona in Greater London Posted on 06/10/2021 , work completed 09/09/2021
The trader replied (on 11/01/2022)
Thank you for your review. I always like to sell less but offer more when it comes to a badly marked piece of furniture , especially when there's water damage and is veneered as well. I was very pleased at the outcome.
Absolutely lovely guy and great work
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Andy was so professional and kind. He was great at communication and follow up whereas I found it hard to get responses from others I contacted for quotes. It is a joy to have our furniture fixed and I’m sure we’ll contact him in future. We’ve also recently moved in and it was great to chat to him about the wood features in our home and learn what various woods the staircase is made of for example. Many thanks Andy for the great work!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 27/09/2021 , work completed 23/08/2021
Railway sleeper table
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Andy and his team were second to none. Not only did they take on a pretty complicated project (stripping back and making good a railway sleeper table that had suffered severe water damage - which two other providers declined based on the work involved), but they approached it with real gusto, innovation and a can-do attitude. The communication during the project was fantastic and the workmanship sublime. They met the agreed schedule, the costs were very fair and transparent and the end result - well, we're ecstatic! I have no hesitation in recommending Andy and his team. They're real craftsmen and all-around decent folk. Thanks so much, Andy and Co.
Sam in Greater London Posted on 01/09/2021 , work completed 28/08/2021
Exceptional workmanship on an antique table
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Brilliant French Polisher who did a wonderful job on an antique table with lots of spots and scratches. I wanted the table to be restored without losing its character as it is a family piece with lots of history. Andy listened really carefully to me and took time to explain and discuss the possibilities. The result went beyond my expectations! I would highly recommend French Polishing & Finishing Ltd to anyone.
Heide in Greater London Posted on 19/04/2021 , work completed 17/04/2021
The trader replied (on 11/01/2022)
As with so many pieces I work on it was clear that in pure monetary terms this desk had little value but is a priceless piece of family history that really brought home the losses caused by war.