At A. McGuire's all of our French Polishers use traditional techniques to provide our clients with the highest standard of workmanship.

To date our list of services include:

  • Traditional French Polishing and Antique Restoration
  • Heat and alcohol resistant finishes i.e. boardroom and dining tables
  • Bar top lacquering
  • Removing water/heat marks (cup rings) and cigarette burns 
  • Repairing damaged veneers
  • Wood stripping
  • Floor sanding and finishing 
  • Colour and finish matching to new and existing timber
  • Timber oiling i.e. floors and kitchen worktops
  • External weather resistant finishes i.e. shop fronts and front doors
  • Timber bleaching
  • Liming i.e. the procedure of applying a white liming wax to wood grain
  • Timber fuming
  • Fire retardant finishes


A. McGuire’s Traditional French Polishing is happy to offer after care instructions for any work we have completed.

For any further enquiries on our services please do not hesitate to contact us.

In accordance with Health and Safety Policies, we are happy to provide COSHH sheets, Risk assessments and Method Statements should they be required.

To download a copy of our Health and Safety Policy click here and for our Environmental policy click here.

A. McGuire's Traditional French Polishers are fully covered by liability insurance.

All of our French polishers are CSCS registered.

We are very happy to undertake both commercial and domestic work.

We cover the following Areas

LONDON: City of London, City of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Islington, Camden, Brent, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton, Croydon, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley, Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham, Waltham, Forest, Haringey, Enfield, Barnet, Harrow, Hillingdon.

KENT: Sevenoaks, Dartford, Gravesham, Tonbridge and Malling, Medway, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Swale, Ashford, Canterbury, Shepway, Thanet, Dover.

SURREY:  Spelthorne, Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge.

ESSEX: Brentwood, Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford, Maldon, Chelmsford.

By arrangement A. McGuire’s Traditional French Polishing will undertake work in areas not listed above.