shellac, polishing rubbers, powder pigments, special pale polish, cotton cloth, wadding, pure white mineral oil, stains, denatured alcohol, pumice powder, micromresh

shellac, polishing rubbers, powder pigments, special pale polish, cotton cloth, wadding, pure white mineral oil, stains, denatured alcohol, pumice powder, micromresh


French Polishing Materials

Our Recommended Suppliers:  
You can find everything you need for French Polishing from these suppliers:

BARLIS of Lincoln
barlisclark@gmail.com  01427 668283     (Most materials, including shellac, superior quality 'Suter' shellac flakes (as used on our courses), which are the best quality shellac flakes available, producing an excellent French Polish; Clear Methylated Spirits / IDA 96%; wadding, cloth, pumice powder, stains, mineral oil, wax remover) Special Starter Kits and 10% discounts for our students.

barlisclark@gmail.com  01427 668283


Astor and Windsor    www.astorwi.co.uk
99% IDA industrial denatured alcohol - HMRC letter is required - application form here paragraph 19 )

96% IDA will produce a good polish, but if you wish to buy industrial denatured alcohol above 96% then you need to obtain (free of charge) an authorisation letter from Revenue and Customs which permits you to purchase it. You can download the application form here (paragraph 19) , or call them on 0845 010 9000 and they will send you a registration letter. It does not take long and there is no cost involved.   Common purple meths 90 to 94 % from hardware shops is not pure enough to make good French polish.)