About Martells French Polishing & Restoration LTD

At Martell’s French Polishing & Restoration LTD London we have over forty year combined experience in all aspects of the wood finishing trade whether it be hand French polishing on a fine antique to the latest high gloss lacquer finishes.

We have carried out work in many prestigious places over the years including gentleman’s clubs, embassy’s and government departments. We Pride ourselves on always giving an A1 service and always treat people’s homes and furniture with the greatest respect.

We also work on site, in your home or office, on doors, floors, staircases, skirting etc. also on furniture that is too big and heavy to move.

The art of French polishing dates right back to the early nineteenth century when French craft cabinet makers developed the skill. The process involves the use of the finest materials and finishing techniques applied by skilled craftsmen. The traditions of this ancient profession are proudly upheld by A Martell French Polisher & and Restorer in London

We use traditional and contemporary methods to suit the piece you need finishing and the look you want to achieve.
We offer a quality service to private and business customers.
 A high percentage of our customers come from recommendations.
We believe this is due to our level of commitment to high standards and customer satisfaction.

All the pictures on this site are pictures of work Martell’s French polishing have carried out.

Please feel free to call us or contact us if you need any advice on the restoration of a piece of furniture, or what finish is appropriate to protect the surface of your item.

Please browse our gallery to see some pictures of work we have carried out for many satisfied customers.


Dear Mr Martell thank you for the great work you carried out on my desk, it looks amazing you certainly kept to your word you promised a good job and I got a good job, the new leather finishes it off a treat this means a lot me as the desk used to belong to my late father thanks again.
M Niederman
When I got home from work yesterday I had a proper look at the table. You have done a fantastic job and I’m very pleased with it. I thank you so much once again and I will not hesitate to recommend you should I come across anyone planning to have similar work undertaken.

We are so pleased with the work you did on the bedstead and chest of drawers. I was wondering if you would like me to get in touch with our local residents association, and recommend you on their list of good local tradesmen?
Sarah Gibbons
Dear Mr Martell just a quick line to say how pleased we are with the dining suite the work you carried out was beyond my expectations you have given it a new lease of life, and saved us a lot of money, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends thanks again.

Alison Gillow

Our Services

  • Hand French Polishing
  • French Polisher London
  • Spray lacquer finishing in Matt, Semi Matt Gloss or High Gloss.
  • Spray Painting to match to any colour
  • Hard Wearing & Heat Resisting finishes for bar tops and table tops
  • Colour matching with oil water or solvent based stains
  • Hand Stripping
  • Hand Oiling and Waxing
  • Estimating for Insurance
  • Classic Car Interiors
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