Interior Wood Finishing
Lascombe French Polishing have a wealth of experience with all types of wooden fixtures and fittings. Our hand polishing skills are not only in demand in people's homes but also on site as part of commercial renovation projects.
We regularly work on the following:
Staircases, Banisters and Hand Rails
We can restore or re-polish rails to their original colour, or strip and re-colour to match a building refit or redecoration. We are experts in colour-matching and can ensure that all wooden fixtures have the same finish, even when they are different wood species.
This Victorian mahogany handrail was stripped back and stained to a rich dark colour with a spirit stain, before being traditionally hand polished.
The staircase within this large stately home in Surrey was sympathetically revived and re-polished, then finished with beeswax.
When a mahogany handrail is stripped back to the original wood, stain can then be applied to enhance the grain and rich colour.
The pine newel posts of this mahogany staircase were stripped, stained to a mahogany colour, then colour polished to blend in with the handrail.
This mahogany handrail was ebonised (a technique that uses black French polish) to complement the contemporary look that the client wanted.
This pine staircase (over 3 floors) in a house in Kensington was stained and polished to a mahogany colour. Dark wax was then applied to add shading in the twists and carvings.
This handrail had extensive sun damage. After stripping, it was thoroughly sanded to reveal its original colour, then finished in a button polish.
Doors: Polishing, Varnishing & Lacquering
Whether on an internal or external door, French polishing produces an instantly recognisable finish that just oozes quality. Existing doors can be restored with polishing and waxing, and new doors can be stained to match any finish required.
Kitchen Countertops and Worktops
Our experts can remove scratches and stains by sanding then re-staining and either lacquering or waxing.