French polish


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French polish

n
1. (Chemistry) a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
2. the gloss finish produced by repeated applications of this polish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.French polish - the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellacFrench polish - the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
burnish, glossiness, polish, gloss - the property of being smooth and shiny
2.French polish - a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
shellac varnish, shellac - a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
Translations

French polish

nvernice f all'alcol or allo spirito
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THIS month marks the nationwide launch of L'Oreal Professionnel salons' French Girl Brunette Bar service, where ladies on the dark side can pick from a menu of Parisian-inspired hair colour options, whether it's a French polish (glossy face-contouring highlights), or Tricolore Chic (a shimmering blend of three brunette shades in one colour makeover).
This month marks the nationwide launch of its french Girl Brunette Bar service, where ladies on the Dark Side can pick from a menu of Parisian-inspired colour options, whether it's a French polish (glossy face-contouring highlights), or Tricolore Chic (a shimmering blend of three brunette shades in one colour makeover).
With the dark nights still here, it might be time to think about spending some evenings reviving some pieces of furniture with a fresh lick of French polish or highlighting the carved sections and corbels with a delicate touch of gilding or replacing or cleaning the tarnished handles to give your treasured piece a 'lift'.
Bizet's Symphony in C may not have offered us anything particularly new, but Altinoglu gave its sunny youthfulness a decent coat of French polish, even if towards the end he resorted, like the music itself, to just going through well-oiled motions.
The property will be refreshed, including being decorated and a French polish to the stylish walnut flooring throughout, before being announced for sale on the Hayes Apartments website when it is due to become available.
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I get a lot of questions about wood finishes, from getting rid of water marks on a coffee table to repairing chips in French polish.
The reviewed industry comprises companies that manufacture furniture out of wood, complete upholstered seating with wooden or metal frames, and re-upholster or French polish furniture.
Their work involves deciding on the type and colour of any stain to be used, mixing and applying the stain, finishing with the French polish and applying several coats until the desired finish is achieved.