French polishing

French polishing involves preparing, sanding and polishing all wooden furniture to a high finish.  We are Norwich based, but happy to travel all around Norfolk, the UK and abroad.

French polishing

Expertly polished, high shine finish on antique & modern furniture.

French polishing Norwich

Daryn recently sanded and oiled my living room floor. He has done an absolutely fantastic job for a very reasonable price too. It is a transformation and has brought the room to life! After seeing the finish I couldn’t believe it considering how dirty it was.
I found Daryn to be a very nice kind of genuine guy that you would want to have work for you. I would certainly recommend him to anybody that requires any sanding work done. Thanks a million Daryn, you’re a star!!

Tim S - Norwich

DMS floor sanding recently sanded our master bedroom floor and stairs. Me and my partner are extremely pleased with the result. Daryn was professional, polite and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or use DMS flooring again.
Also, we were really amazed by how little dust was produced considering the job at hand and really appreciated the care taken in completing the job.

Rose B - Norwich

Very happy with my recently sanded and re-lacquered kitchen worktop which has already had lots of positive comments from friends and family. Daryn manage to remove all the old yellow staining as well as the wear and tear of the past years and transform a tired looking worktop into a something looks far more modern, natural and pleasant to the eye. Daryn was communicative throughout the whole quoting and booking process and consistently came across as a really nice and trustworthy guy. The work was done very diligently and there was next to zero dust or mess anywhere throughout the whole process which was a pleasant surprise. Thanks again Daryn.

Joe D - Norwich

About our French polishing

Ever accidently put a hot mug of coffee on your antique table or moved an item across the table and instantly damaged the surface? It’s extremely common and easy to do, ruining your expensive item of furniture. At DMS in Norwich we are experts in restoring wood, such as tables, bars in hotels, and chair legs back to their original glory. We carefully colour match and fill any imperfections leaving it completely restored.  Having worked on some amazing, top class cruise ships, 5 star hotels, and residential properties we are fully equipped to help. 

We have 25yrs + experience in French Polishing in the UK and internationally, on projects of various sizes, from small domestic homes to full site work, including cruise ships, restaurants, hotels, museums and bars.



Sofitel London, Paris & Amsterdam, Hilton Doubletree London, and Park Plaza national.

Cruise ships:  

Cunard Queen Mary II, Queen Victoria, Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn, Quest, Encore and Ovation, P&O Arcadia, Aurora, Azura, Oriana, Marella Explorer, Discovery, Dream, Celebration Crystal Symphony, Holland & America, Nieuw Amsterdam, Oosterdam, Eurodam and Amsterdam.

  • Antique restoration
  • Touch up service
  • Colour matching
  • Snag works
  • Restoration
  • French Polishing
  • Burn marks
  • Chips, cracks and splits
  • Door repair
French polisher Norwich

Low VOC vapour (volatile organic compounds)

High gloss, high shine finish

Quick drying

Perfect colour match

Portfolio of French polishing

This small little engineered wooden unit has been repeatedly damaged by a customer placing wet bottles in this unit. As you can see the from the photos we managed to restore it to its original form.

Two pieces of modern furniture French polished to high gloss giving them the wow factor. Custom finished to suit every customer’s requirements.


Frequently asked questions

How long do I need to wait before I can use my table after it’s French polished?

24hrs for light use but we would recommend a full week for heavy use.

Can you French polish my guitar or is it just furniture?

We can hand polish most items from guitars to staircase handrails and doors.

Our dining table is extremely heavy, are you able to come to us?

We are able to re-polish most jobs on site, we will protect the area during stripping and polishing, we also have full liability insurance of £5 Million. We are Norwich based French polishers, but happy to travel.

Portfolio from the blog:

Watermill whole house restoration

Watermill whole house restoration

Project French polish staircase and oil floors. Where Norfolk watermill- August 2019 Brief Remove orange stain and finish with a dark finish. Method and results Restored all stairways and floors. Fiddes hard wax oil. Before photos During After photos If have a similar...

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07428 691422

Office Location

Queens Hill, Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 5GS

Open Hours

M-F: 8am – 6pm, S-S, 9am – 1pm