Definition of French polish in English:

French polish

Syllabification: French pol·ish


  • Shellac polish that produces a high gloss on wood.
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    • Various proprietary products are sold as French polish, unusually consisting of an alcoholic solution of shellac resin with a variety of additives intended to ease application or increase brightness.
    • I knew a French polisher who worked in the yard and he made up his French polish at home and brought it into work each day so no-one would know the recipe for his polish.
    • I'm presenting just an illustration of what French polish actually is, and how I approach it.


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  • Treat (wood) with French polish.
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    • Once you feel confident with the technique, you can then begin to French polish the actual instrument.
    • Never French polish in high humidity because the water in the air will become trapped beneath the surface.

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