01245 401180

Overview of services available

Looking for a master French polisher? At Richard Hopkins French Polishers we have a proven track record of completing outstanding projects in partnership with, or on behalf of joinery firms and interior designers.

Whether a single family home, or a large high profile development, we are experienced in delivering projects from inception to completion. From our professional French polisher workshop, in the village of Rettendon, we are able to provide all aspects of furniture and joinery restoration and finishing.  This includes traditional French polishing, lacquering and gilding and flawless spray finishes.

We know from experience that what we produce may just be one component of a more complex project, and are fastidious when it comes to keeping to budget and delivering the work on time.


We are highly experienced in the use of acid catalysts, polyurethane, fire retardant and pre-cat, microporous water based and bar top lacquers, as well as more traditional French Polishing methods and materials.

Our interior priming service provides joinery firms and interior designers with unparalleled cost efficiency; reducing the amount of preparation required on site prior to the final painting stages. This service can include the priming of doors, architraves, skirting, staircases and panelling in our workshop before transferring to site.

Our ‘on site’ service is both efficient and professional; we travel outside of Essex and all around the M25, whilst also maintaining a substantial workshop which offers ample accommodation for even the largest of projects.

All of our staff are qualified to a minimum of NVQ standard, are CSCS registered and CRB checked.

Richard Hopkins French Polishers adheres to all current Health and Safety legislation and is covered for Public and Employers Liability to £5 million.


French Polishing Essex and more…

Furniture restoration, furniture repairs, traditional French polishing, clear and stained finishes, spray painted finishes, staircases and panelling, doors, frames and architraves, skirting and flooring, laminate and MDF repairs, office, bar, restaurant and hotel refurbishments, school, hospital and council building refurbishments. Gold leaf and gilding, as well as luxurious leather desk lining and wood embossing.

To learn more about our commercial restoration & finishing services please call us on 01245 401180

Richard Hopkins French Polishers Limited

Highlands Farm,
Southend Road,
Rettendon Common,

01245 401180

About Richard Hopkins

Richard Hopkins French Polishers Ltd.
Providing impeccable building conservation, French polishing, furniture restoration and premier paint finishing services to domestic and commercial clients across Essex.

Registered Office

Richard Hopkins French Polishers Limited,
Sutherland House, 1759 London Road, Leigh On Sea,
Company No. 06376187

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