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French Polishing with John Lloyd

French Polishing with John Lloyd
This course teaches the art of applying and polishing shellac. Often referred to as »French...
This course teaches the art of applying and polishing shellac. Often referred to as »French polish«, it is actually more like an »English polish«. Shellac creates one of the best surfaces on wood and has many advantages: It can be applied by hand, dries quickly, can be repaired and gives the wood a beautiful finish. Using simple techniques and with a little practice, you will learn to master one of the best polishing methods with ease. Sample blockboards are used for practice.
Course content:
  • Correct preparing of the wood surface
  • What is shellac? Types and how to mix them
  • »Filling pores« - traditional methods of filling and dyeing wood pores
  • Making the polishing pad
  • Applying the shellac with brush and polishing pad
  • Fast application system for the shellac
  • Simplified version of shellac polishing
  • Dealing with polishing mistakes and other »challenges«, including removing water stains and heat damage
  • Polishing, matt-finishing and waxing to control the gloss level
  • If you book more than one course with John Lloyd, we'll give you a DICTUM voucher worth €20.
More information on the workshop instructor

John Lloyd

For twenty years, John has specialised in restoring antique furniture in Sussex, England, working for numerous private customers as well as Sothebys, Christies and St Pauls Cathedral. He shares his profound knowledge in courses and as an author of Woodworking Magazine. His book Furniture Restoration: A Professional at Work offers a collection of his articles, which are highly regarded in specialist circles.John Lloyd

More information on the workshop location


Get out of the office and come to the workshop!

At the DICTUM workshop Kurswerkstatt München we have adapted our handicraft courses to suit the urban life style. In after-work classes or semester courses the participants learn how to handle machine tools and employ their new knowledge in project courses.

DICTUM Kurswerkstatt Munich
Haager Str. 9 - 2nd floor
81671 München

More info on the Kurswerkstatt Munich
  • QualifikationNone
  • InfoMaterial included (€70).
  • LanguageEnglish, with German translation
  • Participants8
  • InstructorJohn Lloyd
  • Duration2 days
  • Appointment10.08 - 11.08.
  • Time9.00 - 18.00
  • LocationHaager Str. 9 II. Stock, 81671 München
Workshop no. KU2351701
Brand Sonstige
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€399.00 pro Teilnehmer

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The instructors of these courses are internationally acclaimed masters of their craft. Intensity and perfection are the hallmarks of these courses.
Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm by telephone on + 49-(0)991-9109-909 or via email to
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Course No. Start End Location Price  
Kursnnummer: KU2351701
Start: 8/10/17
end: 8/11/17
Location: München
Price: €399.00

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