Traditional and Modern Spray Finishes in Rotherham
We can offer our services to people who are looking for traditional french polishing in Rotherham and the surrounding areas. Whatever it is that you are looking for, we are more than confident we can be of service to you.
Here is a list of the different services we offer:
- Traditional French Polishing
- Wood Veneer Repairs
- Traditional and Modern Spray Finishes
- Shabby Chic and Distressed Finishes
- Deep Wax Polishing
- Oil FInishing
- Spirit Varnishes
- Wood Turning
- Period Furniture Conservation
- Modern Spray Lacquers
- Speciality Paint Finishes
- Antique Furniture Repair and Restoration
French Polish beautifies a wooden surface like no other finish. It can be brought to a high gloss such as a piano finish or rubbed to a beautiful satin finish. It will not darken or yellow with age. As part of the repair and restoration process traditional French Polishing is used to re-finish antique furniture, working particularly well on mahogany and walnut furniture.
Deep Wax Polishing
To achieve the look of an antique piece that has been waxed over many years, special wax blends containing beeswax and carnauba wax are applied then heated and worked into the grain, much like French Polishing, to give a deep lustrous shine. This works well on old country oak pieces.
Oiling is one of the oldest methods for preserving and finishing wood. Linseed, Tung and Danish oils are all used to give the furniture a subtle low build finish, almost an unfinished finish.
These varnishes were in use long before French Polish. They are used on particular antique pieces to give a certain look and to blend repair work to an original finish.
The main ingredients are Damar, Rosin and Copal mixed with methylated spirit to give a working consistency.
Repair and Restoration
As part of the restoration process, anything from loose and/or missing veneers to a full veneer can be repaired.
On client instruction, decorative effects such as edge banding and inlays can be applied to improve a piece.
This can be used to produce missing finials, knobs, handles and legs to restore the item of furniture.
Period Furniture Conservation
Sympathetic conservation is practiced ie: animal glues, which are reversible. Original materials sourced from old furniture such as veneers, locks and keys. Surfaces will not be stripped unless deemed necessary. All efforts will be made to preserve the original patina.
Modern Spray Lacquers
A wide range of lacquers are used on modern furniture to produce a heat and water resistant finish found on table tops and kitchen doors. Anything from a high gloss to a matt finish is possible.
Kitchens, floors, staircases and wood panelling can be transformed using both traditional and modern finishes, including the latest water based finishes. Pieces can be stripped and re-stained or given a totally fresh look using modern paint finishes.
Speciality Paint Finishes
Used mainly in antique furniture reproduction but now part of the paint finish to enhance carving and give greater depth to the finish.
A popular paint finish ranging from rubbed and worn edges or used in conjunction with the distressed finish to give a more "weathered" look.
This is used mainly on open grained timbers such as oak. A white liming paste is rubbed into the pores of the wood to fill the grain. This is very popular in kitchens. Traditionally a white finish although furniture can be stained any colour and then any colour of paste can be used.
Pieces can be marbled to replicate a true marble or a fantasy marble can be made to tie in with existing colour schemes.
All paint finishes can be matched to the most popular colours from Farrow and Ball and the Little Green Paint Company.
Get in touch with us today if you are looking for furniture restoration in Rotherham. You can call us on 01709 830 015 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you in the near future. If you're looking for Modern Spray Finishers in Rotherham contact us now.