Barrettine French Polish 250ml

  4.8/5.0   7 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 3 coats (Bare Wood Minimum)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • Quality French polishes for use on interior wooden surfaces
  • Produces a rich, high gloss, glass-like finish on antique and fine furniture
  • Available in brown for darker woods and white polish for lighter wood types
Brand Barrettine
No. of coats 3 - 10
Coverage Up to 10 per litre
Drying time 20 mins
Size 250ml
GTIN 5015861282200, 5015861302205

French Polish is usually applied by skilled furniture repairers and restorers to produce a deep, warm lustre that has a glass or mirror-like finish. Usually applied over wood stains, dyes and sealers, Barrettine French Polish can be used to obtain additional depth and shine on fine furniture.

The White French Polish is an almost colourless polish, based on White Shellac, and best used on pale or bleached woods, when it is preferable‚Ä® to keep the colour as natural as possible.

The Brown French Polish is made from pure Flake Shellac mixed with alcohol, and is normally used for polishing darker wood species.

Ensure that surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from traces of dirt, dust or any other surface contaminants.

  1. Carry out any necessary repairs using a suitable interior wood filler
  2. Open grain should first be filled with a suitable grain filler if required

Always do a small test area before starting any project to assess compatibility and end result. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the bottle at all times.

The traditional French polishing method is to apply it with what is known as a 'rubber'. Although the term 'rubber' is used, the polishing applicator is actually made from a cotton cloth which is wrapped around cotton wool.

The 'rubber' is a great tool for controlling the distribution of French Polish on furniture and flooring, as it can be squeezed or relaxed in the hand to release or pick up more polish on the surface being worked.

  1. Pour the Barrettine French Polish on to the polishing 'rubber' (with a spot of Linseed Oil to aid application if necessary)
  2. Work the oil into the wood surface in circular or figure of eight motions
  3. Apply several coats, sanding lightly between coats if necessary
  4. Finish coat is best applied with the polish thinned with Methylated Spirit
  5. For best results apply in a warm, dry atmosphere, allowing 24 hours for the polished surface to harden
7 customer reviews
Only tried it out on spare piece of wood by KeithYates

surprised how fast you have to use it as it goes off so fast

Reviewed 250ml, White on: 13/04/18
Excellent by Gayle Magennis Maldiney

Required to seal collography plate, worked well.

Reviewed 250ml, White on: 09/03/18
Excellent result and much easier to apply than I thought by Edwin Yhap

Much cheaper than what I have seen is most diy stores. Excellent result.

Reviewed 250ml, Brown on: 29/08/17
Product produces professional standard results by Arthur Fox

The combination of the product and instructions provided ensured an excellent finish on a reconditioned teak occasional table. No need to employ expensive French polishers anymore!

Reviewed 250ml, White on: 17/02/17
Excelent product by Brian Hannaford

This french polish is easy to apply and produces a professional finish. Will certainly buy this product again when required. The polish and other items were well packaged and arrived the day after the order was placed. First class all round.

Reviewed 250ml, Brown on: 16/12/16
Easy to use,builds up nicely by Peter Bretherton

a good rich color, i found it was best thinned a little with methylated spirits. dries in minutes and a good shine achieved. good stuff

Reviewed 250ml, Brown on: 29/08/16
Anyone who repairs furniture this is a must have by Tim Willocks

works on all sorts of wood finishes and gives a lovely shine.

Reviewed 250ml, Brown on: 24/05/12