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  • Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2UN
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Rosstorations can provide traditional hand french polishing in-situ or commercial spray polishing depending the nature and age of the piano involved.

Veneer repair work, colour changing, sun bleaching repairs etc.

Commercial, domestic and insurance work carried out to the highest standard in our fully equiped workshop by time served french polishers.

All other aspects of furniture restoration work also undertaken.



If you wish to find out about our services please fill out our enquiry form or call 01505 320 320 for free advice.

Insurance - our Workshop and vehicles are fully covered to give you complete peace of mind while your property is being restored.

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  • Corporate / Commercial work in situ or workshop

  • French Polishing

  • Antique Restoration

  • Kitchen Refurbishment

  • Piano Restoration

  • Spray Polishing

  • Spray Painting

  • Cabinet Making Repairs and Alterations

  • Colour Changes

  • Upholstery

  • Cain Work

  • Art Restoration

  • Staircases & Panelling

  • Yacht Interior Restoration

  • Special Effects

  • Silver and Gold Leafing

  • Collection and Delivery Service


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Did You Know Piano Facts

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.