French Polishes

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French polishes are made up from flaked shellac dissolved in methylated spirit, designed to give a good finish on furniture. The types of shellac used can vary in colour from light clear colour to a dark brown colour. The type of colour to use will mainly depend on the type of timber and furniture.

Said to originate from France in the 15/16 hundreds, french polishing is not something that can be achieved by anybody. To french polish the correct way requires practice and lots of patience.

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£907
£756 exc. VAT

Made from pure shellac dissolved in industrial alcohol. Suitable for French Polishing wood where a more orange or golden tone is required.

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£907
£756 exc. VAT

Traditional French Polish made from shellac and industrial alcohol.
Suitable for french polishing all dark and light coloured woods.

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  • Traditional method for staining many different timbers
  • Eco-friendly, water based solution
  • Easy application
  • Fast Drying
  • Super versatile
  • EN71 part 3 approved- safe for toys
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£2932
£2443 exc. VAT

Fiddes Black Polish is traditionally used to create a black or ebonised finish. Produces a high gloss, black coating with an exceptional depth of colour and sheen.

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£2932
£2443 exc. VAT

Garnet Polish produces a rich dark finish with a distinctive depth of colour providing an ideal base colour from which to build an authentic Jacobean finish, particularly on oak wood.

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£1326
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Chestnut Acrylic Sanding Sealer, a water based sanding sealer which dries quickly and sands easily. This product complies with EN71 regulations for use on toys.

Available in 500ml

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£1813
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Chestnut Shellac Sanding Sealer, suitable for use on most timbers and on most interior applications including joinery and lathe work. Its use will give a higher build, increased gloss and a more hardwearing finish to your final coat. An excellent basecoat for friction and french polishes and waxes.

Pack Size 500ml

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£2932
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Fiddes Shellac Knotting A highly effective sealer for the prevention of seepage from knots in resinous woods especially pine.

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£3031
£2526 exc. VAT

Garnet Shellac Flakes makes a dark brown french polish.

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£2574
£2145 exc. VAT

Button Shellac Flakes makes a golden brown french polish.

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£1096
£913 exc. VAT

Liberon Burnishing Cream used to restore the original highly polished finish to furniture, covers superficial scratches and revives dull and tired hard finishes.

Pack size: 250ml, 500ml and 1L.

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£863
£719 exc. VAT

Stockinette Roll is a large 800gm pack of very absorbent cloth roll used to apply wax polishes, water based and spirit based stains etc, also ideal for buffing up the wax.

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£935
£779 exc. VAT

Chestnut Aerosol Acrylic Sanding Sealer. An easy to apply sanding sealer in aerosol form, modified for a very quick drying time.

Available in 400ml aerosol

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£1001
£834 exc. VAT
The popular cellulose sanding sealer packed into an easy to use, fast drying aerosol spray form.
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£2932
£2443 exc. VAT

Fiddes Brushing Polish Golden is a dark rich brown french polish which will darken light woods.


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£3250
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Morrells Heat Resistant Pale Polish,

  • modified polish with improved hardness, heat and water resistance
  • Exhibits excellent clarity
  • Supplied ready for use
  • Easy application
  • Available in 1L or 5L
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£1963
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French polish restorer restores worn and bleached “French” polish.

French polish restorer polishes out fine scratches and marks.
It restores the original shine and deposits a layer of shellac.

Available in 500 ml can

APPLICATION

  1. Soak a piece of Polishing cotton in French polish restorer and gradually rub onto the surface using circular movements.
  2. When the Polishing cotton sticks to the surface, the shine and depth appears. It is this generated heat that permits the varnish and shellac contained in the French polish restorer to blend.
  3. Keep rubbing until the cloth moves freely over the surface, then quickly remove the Polishing cotton. Do not touch the surface until 1 or 2 hours later.
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£1768
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French polish reviver cleans and restores shine of antique or modern varnished furniture.

French polish reviver is essential after French polishing to remove traces of grease left by French polish restorer.

It enables maintenance and cleaning of varnished kitchen furniture.

BENEFITS

Easy shines, Removes micro-scratches, Renovates

APPLICATION

Soak a piece of polishing cotton in French polish reviver and gradually rub onto the surface using circular movements.

Do not stop rubbing until the surface has a high shine.

Available in 450ml can.

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£4859
£4049 exc. VAT

Super Blonde Shellac Flakes for making a light transparent french polish, used for antique restoration on light coloured woods.

Size500g
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£1475
£1229 exc. VAT

Soft Hair French Polishing Mops are made from natural soft hair bristles that allow the polish to flow and not run out,

Their round head gives good bristle spread and makes them ideal for applying layers of French polish quickly.

  • Ideal for applying layers of French polish quickly
  • Recommended substitute for squirrel mops
  • Blended mix of natural soft hair bristles / Zorino Mop
  • Size available, No 2, 4, 6, 8. 10. 12, 14, 16, 18


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£10350
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Fiddes Button Polish. Rich and golden in appearance, Button Polish is a traditional French Polish which produces a slightly warmer appearance, and is a firm favourite with antique restorers and cabinet makers.

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£10350
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Fiddes shellac sanding sealer; Quick and easy to apply, it provides an excellent natural base for a choice of finishing options such as wax polishes.

Shellac sealer can also be used as a barrier coat, knotting agent, grain filler, and sealer coat for use on waterbed wood dyes/stains.

Quick and easy to apply and sand providing a super smooth surface.

Available in 1L 2.5L and 5L - PLEASE NOTE CONTAINERS / PACKAGING MAY VARY!

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£5647
£4706 exc. VAT

Fiddes Table Top Polish is the most durable french polish in the range, manufactured from a mix of shellac and melamine. Transparent in appearance and easy to apply, it combines a traditional shellac finish with that extra degree of durability.

Available in 1L and 5L

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£7891
£6576 exc. VAT

A specially modified thinners for use with Table Top Polish.

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