Furniture Restoration and French Polishing

Furniture Restoration and French Polishing

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Furniture Restoration and French Polishing – Sydney Course

Work on your own furniture learning the basic processes of stripping, surface preparation, staining and filling. Tutor is a specialist in repairs, restoration, and French polishing.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

Topics covered:

  • Stripping
  • Preparing of surfaces
  • Small repair jobs
  • French polishing

Course Outcome

  • Students will gain the confidence, skills and knowledge in furniture restoration and french polishing techniques – so that they are able to complete small or large projects at home.

What to Bring

  • Confirmation letter
  • Pen and paper
  • SMALL furniture items eg. coffee table or chair (in good condition and ready for polishing).
  • Paint stripper – 500ml. Do not purchase a cheap paint stripper or low odour.
  • Methylated spirits
  • Rags – Recommended: White cotton fibre. Tea-towel size. Bring 2-3 each week.
*Abrasive paper – Recommended: NOT Wet or Dry. Purchase either aluminium oxide based OR garnet paper (for timber). Can be purchased from Bunnings. Gradings: 120, 180 or 220.

Special Note: Clothing to bring:

  • Vinyl gloves
  • Apron
  • Wear comfortable clothing and well supported (closed-in) shoes

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • No previous experience required. Students with basic and advanced skills welcome.

Important Information

  • As there is restricted parking, larger item projects will require students to negotiate with others to assist carrying their projects to the class.

Delivery Mode

  • Class is held in a large room, using flat tables. Class is a mixture of practical work and demonstration.