Osbond and Tutt

Osbond and Tutt

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  • 373b Durnsford Road
    Wimbledon Park, London SW19 8EF
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French Polishing

Since being established in 1986, Osbond and Tutt French Polishers have provided a high quality French Polishing service to all clients both domestic and commercial.

Whether your an interior designer working on a project at a large Oxfordshire estate or an individual that has decided to get their coffee table brought back to its former glory. At our professional workshop based in Wandsworth, London we can make that happen.

Osbond and Tutt are well established in the French polishers industry for outstanding quality, having conducted several celebrity, government, overseas and high calibre projects since we established 28 years ago.

French Polishers

The intimate nature of the family run French polishing business ensures projects are completed on time, and with all techniques and processes carried out by hand there is minimal disturbance to our customers.

With over two centuries of experience present at Osbond and Tutt French Polishers we can ensure that every French Polishing dilemma commercial or residential can be rectified to the highest of standards ensuring maximum customer satisfaction every time.

Health and Safety

In order to assure that every project undertaken is completely safe and without any risk of injury to anybody present, all Osbond and Tutt French polishers are made aware of health and safety guidelines on every site.

Many of Osbond and Tutt’s operatives attend frequent training courses in health and safety, including CSCS, PASMA, Asbestos and PPE training. This ensures to ourselves and our clients that we are fully competent and safe at what we do.

Osbond and Tutt frequently converse with a third party environmental and health and safety company to ensure all relevant documents are up to date including method statements, risk assessment and COSSH sheets.

Osbond and Tutt have public liability of £5M in case of the extreme rarity of any accidental damage occurring on-site by our French polishers. All Osbond and Tutt’s team are CSCS qualified and are provided with all relevant PPE. All products and materials used by Osbond and Tutt pass environmental regulation and are disposed in a recycling a plant.


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French Polishing and Pianos
French polishing is a wood finishing technique used on pianos that result in a very high gloss finish, 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. French polishing became prominent in the 18th century. In the Victorian era. There are some references to shellac in Europe as early as 1590, French polishing was most commonly used on expensive woods such as mahogany or walnut in order to preserve their beauty. Commonly French polished items at the time were impressive pieces of furniture or instruments because they were expected to look good at all times. The Pad is lubricated with oil that then becomes part of the overall finish. the oil helps to stop the pad from sticking and lifting previously applied layers of shellac. , Softer oils such as mineral oil will produce a glossier but less hard finish whereas more viscous oils such as walnut oil and olive oil will produce a more durable finish.

Cleaning French Polish and Pianos
If the item has been French polished, rubbing the surface with a soft, clean cloth is usually ample. You can also polish it now and then with a little wax or even with a tiny bit of furniture cream. Sticky marks should be removed immediately with a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water and then wrung out it needs to be damp, not soaking wet.