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Frenching Polishing, Wax and Wood Finishing

There are a number of traditional techniques for the finishing of wooden architectural  features such as panelling, staircases and fireplaces, including French polishing and wax finishes.
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Companies supplying goods or services for Frenching Polishing, Wax and Wood Finishing
Campbell Smith & Co Ltd
99 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PJ
Tel 01252 618002 mob: 07772 322930
Since 1873. Campbell Smith & Co have decorated, conserved and restored the finest interiors. Our craftspeople are highly skilled in historic decorative techniques and expert in the application of distempers, flat oil paints, lime wash, French polishing, gilding, stencilling, trompe l’oeil, marbling and graining. We undertake architectural paint research, materials analysis and provide consultancy on all aspects of historic decorative finishes. During the past 145 years, we have retained a comprehensive archive on over 12,000 projects which uniquely informs our work and is an invaluable resource for clients. Award-winning advice can be provided on colour and interior design.
Marshall French Polishing Ltd
Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5BH
Tel 020 8506 1614 Fax 020 8506 1615
Marshall French Polishing Ltd is a specialist company established over 25 years and is experienced in all aspects of traditional and contemporary wood finishing, all of which is completed by hand using traditional methods. We offer a full range of French polishing services for a varied client portfolio making us fully conversant with building, joinery and shopfitting works, corporate “direct to client” projects via facilities or building management, designer and architect led projects as well as high profile residential commissions including projects within the Royal Household.