Fiddes White Polish has been made from bleached shellac and is almost colourless once applied. This is ideal on lighter woods such as Satinwood, Ash, Sycamore and Chestnut. It is traditionally used to provide a fine finish whilst enhancing and maintaining the existing natural colour of the wood.
How to use Fiddes White Polish
For a full and comprehensive guide to French polishing please see our article here.
- Ensure the wood is bare and old finishes removed.
- Fill the grain with a grain filler if necessary.
- Seal the wood using a shellac sealer.
- Apply multiple, thin coats over a well sealed surface with a French polishing brush or polishing rubber.
- You can de-nib between coats with 0000 wire wool or 400 grit sand paper but ensure it is fully dry.
- For a high gloss finish allow to dry fully for 7 days then burnish with Priory polishes burnishing cream.
- Finish with a coat Wax Polish to further protect and enhance the natural beauty of your wood.
Please note –
Coverage – Approx. 8 square metres per litre
Drying time – 20-30 minutes per coat
Clean tools with Methylated spirit