Liberon Easy French Polish is a shellac and resin-blended polish; it is ideal for beginners in furniture restoration and polishing. Liberon Easy French Polish will beautifully enhance the natural finish in your wood and produce a beautiful sheen with ease. You can see magnificent results very quickly, especially on furniture with decorative detailing. Liberon French Polish is suitable on all woods and it creates a clear, natural finish on your timber. It is most suitable for use on small surfaces measuring 2 metres or less.
How to use Liberon Easy French Polish
For a full and comprehensive guide to French polishing please see our article here.
Ensure the surface is clean, dry and bare. Remove any finish with Wood Stripper and then sand with extra fine sanding paper. Remove all dust with a cloth.
Using a good quality French polishing brush apply a thin coat of Liberon Easy French Polish, always in the direction of the grain and avoid overlapping between strokes. Allow a drying time of around four hours between coats. Gently rub down the dried coat using our Ultra Fine Steel Wool (Grade 0000) for a smooth surface and use a cloth to remove all dust. Apply as many coats as necessary, following the same instructions. Three to four coats are usually sufficient to achieve a quality finish but more can be added to create your desired sheen. The best results, with easy French polish, is on small to medium sized pieces of furniture as it does dry quickly.
We recommend to practice on small areas before applying onto larger surfaces.
For a higher gloss finish use our Burnishing Cream, this will burnish a superb sheen into your finish. Before applying the Burnishing Cream, leave the final coat of your polish to dry for at least seven days to cure to a hard finish.
Always do a test a small area before starting any project to ensure you are happy with the colour and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
For best results always finish with a good quality Wood Wax as this will further enhance the finish and add a layer of protection to your furniture.