Rob Mouser talks French Polishing
I can understand why, if you were having a hardwood table made, you might want it polished to a rich sheen using a shellac based mix, but such skills are hardly relevant when a kitchen work-surface or a laminate door has been gouged.
In fact, French Polishing goes back to an era when pieces of furniture were generally of higher value and were passed down to successive generations. High volume manufacturing and the introduction of plywood or chipboard into the process precipitated a different attitude in people, until we became a ‘throwaway society’.
More recently, however, awareness of sustainability issues and the recognition that we must preserve precious resources in whatever way we can, is gradually bringing the return of a repair ethos. And rather than merely representing ‘make-do and mend’ – as was promoted during the war years – at Plastic Surgeon we pride ourselves on matching the original quality of finish.
In addition, it is not only construction companies who are realising that Plastic Surgeon’s Finishers are far more likely to be able to effect a repair on whatever substrate has been damaged; other professionals such as facilities managers and the big insurance companies are now coming to us as their first recourse.
It does not matter whether the item that needs repairing is a kitchen sink, a Victorian fireplace, a PVC window frame or a piece of high quality hardwood furniture; get in touch with Plastic Surgeon to fix it rather than ending up skipping it.
Rob Mouser, Managing Director, Plastic Surgeon
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