About Us

For over 20 years, Priory Polishes has been selling high quality restoration products to the antiques trade.

First founded by Allan Worrell in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, starting with the now well-acclaimed Polish Reviver and Clock Case Restorer. In 2007 Paul Cartwright took over the firm and published Priory Polishes products online, expanding it to private and trade buyers alike. Due to his retirement, Priory Polishes was taken over by well-established antiques and restoration firm, Driscoll’s Antiques Ltd in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

We have been using these specialist restoration products for three generations and have found nothing competes in the marketplace so wanted to continue offering these traditional finishing materials for future generations to come. We hand-mix and produce a wide variety of furniture, clock and metal restoration products in the traditional manner and post around the UK daily.

Our Wood finishes and Waxes contain the finest quality Bees Wax and Wood Oils to produce a premium finish. The Furniture Wax and Wood Stains on offer, are used by professional restorers to hobbyists on their Crafts and DIY Woodworking projects. We offer specific products for a little bit of TLC or full kits enabling you to fully refurbish your project.

Priory is also most well known for our wide selection of specialist Horological cleaners and Refurbishment materials to fix old clocks.

This can range from antique clock cleaning solutions for small slate mantle clocks to larger vintage Grandfather clocks with our Dial Repair Kits for repairing your old Clock face.
Our premium Clock Oil can get that old mechanism working again and with our kits, you can have your antique clock back to its former glory for future generations to enjoy.

Our range of Jewellery care is specially formulated for the cleaning of Silver, Gold and Brass. Sold as traditional cleaning powders to more modern impregnated cloths.

Why buy something new when you can Recycle, Revive and Restore it back to its original beauty. Our website has everything you need to Refurbish, Renovate and Enhance the authentic finish and be eco-friendly in the process.
We are here to advise in any way we can to help you get your project completed. If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to ask us.

As we wanted to follow our Father’s footsteps of keeping traditional businesses flourishing we saw Priory Polishes as a perfect opportunity and is now run by myself, Isabel Driscoll, and my sibling Ruby Driscoll, as young business owners alongside our father.

If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We are very passionate about reducing the amount of waste that goes to land fill and lowering the carbon footprint.

We are hoping to make a difference on how people think, by showing them how to renovate and revive rather than throw away and buy new, with our unique articles on restoration.