Welcome to French Polishing...
Here at David Hampton French Polishers I specialise in furniture restoration, repairs and refinishing using traditional hand, modern and spray finishes including French Polishing. We work with antique dealers, salesrooms or directly with the public. I am a second generation tradesman with a sound background in the furnishing and fitment industries, such as repro, modern, antiques and renovation. Together with my father we have over 70 years of valuable experience in method and materials.
My workshop, where I work on larger pieces, is based between the villages of Hamstreet and Ruckinge near Ashford Kent. Small pieces and repairs can be completed on site or in the workshops. I will be pleased to give free estimates and further advice.
What does the title French Polisher convey to you? Perhaps a vision of times past, a Victorian workshop with maybe a kindly old Craftsman peering over half glasses, nodding knowingly. Well maybe he exists somewhere, but he is now more likely to be working in a modern place, aided by machinery and suffering noise from compressors supplying spray equipment with air. Extraction fans humming, with the hiss of spray guns applying modern finishing materials that bear little resemblance to French polish.