Finishes

Paint or Polish?

Deciding which finish to apply to your furniture can be a really difficult task, especially since there’s such a wide range to choose from. Which is better, Paint or Polish? A common question we get asked.

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Ok let’s look at Polish; if you like visible grains and natural wood colours then polish is the way to go. Polish gives a more traditional look and adds a richness to the furniture. The final polish colour is heavily influenced by the original wood colour, this limits your options slightly as you can only apply a stain that is darker than the wood itself, so bear this in mind when opting for this finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now let’s explore Paint, the colour possibilities are endless. We can colour match to leading paint suppliers such as Dulux, Farrow & Ball, Little Greene and most RAL and Pantone colours. Perfect if you’re trying to match up to an existing colour scheme or simply want something unique. Turn a traditional chair into a modern piece by adding a splash of colour.

 

 

 

 

 

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Paint can chip more easily than polish and has a longer drying time, so keep this in mind when opting for this finish. Distressing or rubbed back effects can be applied to paint to give a more aged look and feel, think French Shabby Chic.

Both options complement our antique reproduction furniture collection. Whether you opt for a paint or polish we apply a lacquer to protect/finish the furniture, this is available in a matt, satin or gloss sheen. In addition we can add hand painted highlights to either paint or polish in gold or silver to emphasise the carved detailing on each piece.

 

 

 

 

 

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We love creating furniture unique to you so get in touch if you have any bespoke finishing requirements. If you’re feeling inspired and fancy a bit of DIY then visit our Ebay store we sell raw mahogany frames for you to finish and upholster yourself.

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