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FRENCH POLISHING BY HAND & PROFESSIONAL RESPRAYING
Have your piano or any musicial instrument French Polished by hand to a fine, as new standard, bringing your cherished piece back to its former glory. Your instrument or piece of furniture is taken to a workshop and carefully prepared, sanded, filled, repaired and then French Polished by hand using age-old skills, techniques and craftsmanship. If you are getting your piano French Polished, the brass trimmings and manufacturers logo are refinished to complement the overall appearance.
WHAT IS FRENCH POLISHING?
French polishing is a wood finishing technique that results in a very high gloss surface, with a deep colour and chatoyancy. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils. The rubbing pad is made of absorbent cotton or wool cloth wadding inside of a piece of fabric (usually soft cotton cloth) and is commonly referred to as a fad, also called a rubber. French Polishing is a process, not a material. The main material is shellac, although there are several other shellac-based finishes, not all of which class as French polishing. The finish is considered by many to be among the most beautiful ways to finish highly figured wood, but it is also recognised to be fragile. It is softer than modern varnishes and lacquers and is particularly sensitive to spills of water or alcohol, which may produce white cloudy marks. However, it is also simpler to repair than a damaged varnish finish, as patch repairs to French polish may be easily blended into an existing finish. From Wikipedia
UPRIGHT PIANO COST: €600 (French Polished & Brass Restored)
BABY GRAND PIANO COST: €1,200 (French Polished & Brass Restored)
GRAND PIANO COST: €1,400 (French Polished & Brass Restored)
CONCERT GRAND: €3,500 (Primed, Resprayed & Brass Restored)