P & T French Polishers experts in antique and modern finishes
P&T French Polishers are a small firm of highly skilled piano restorers, who work for a vast majority of the piano trade, repairing damaged case finishes.
- High gloss polyester
- French polished
- Sprayed cellulose lacquer
- Satin matt
We also repair soundboards; re-guild piano frames and woodwork repairs are often carried out for other piano companies. We carry out repairs in customer’s homes
and music venues frequently, so the piano does not have to be moved.
Pianos completely stripped down so work on woodwork can be carried out thoroughly. Plates prepared and re-sprayed in guild then lacquered.
Repairing damaged polyester can be very successful and virtually invisible in most cases small knocks to major case damage could be carried out in situ.
Beautifully restored upright and grands pianos are for sale and can be viewed online and heard at our premises.
Repaired black upright
Buffed up upright
Typical polyester damage
Faded rosewood veneer
Sample of finish
Music desk polished shows how underlying wood can be restored
Grand piano soundboard
Complete restoration grand pianos
We have been using PT polishers (Paul Harris) for over 25 years both here at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London to undertake casework repairs and polishing on our vast piano stock.
Their polyester repairs and French Polishing / modern finish polishing is set at the highest standards and we are always very happy with the finished results.
I have also used Paul for full casework restorations for my private clients for their high quality work and attention to detail. I can highly recommend them.
Paul Harris is a brilliant piano polisher, professional, honest and with a strong work ethic.
During a recent project, the repair of a white piano case, he did an excellent repair bearing in mind that it was a c. 1970 piano, the white polish had gone yellow, had original black artwork and some parts were slightly damaged.
I will definitely recommend Paul. Regards. Louisa Beard Opera (LBOpera)
I have been asked to provide a reference and I am happy to do so. I have known Paul personally for over 20 years. I have always found him to be honest and reliable. His work is to a very high standard and as such I would have no hesitation to endorse his skill and talent.
Paul has a particular talent and skill in polyester repairs. My firm regularly calls upon Paul to assist in the specialist repairs often needed at the Royal Festival Hall, where the pianos have to be to the highest possible standard for the world’s most renowned musicians.
If you require any further information and assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.
This letter is to confirm Mr Paul Harris has carried out polyester repairs and refinishing of polyester finished pianos on a contractor basis for the Blüthner Piano Centre for at least the past 10 years.
I find Pauls work to be of a high standard that is required by our demanding clientele. I am happy to recommend him on a business as well as a personal level.
If you require additional information or assistance, please contact me on email@example.com or 02077530533
To whom it may concern
I can confirm that Paul Harris was previously employed by Steinway & Sons and specialised in French polishing and polyester repairs.
Since setting up his own company Steinway & Sons has continued to use his services on a regular basis. In particular we use Paul to undertake full re-polishing of our restored pianos, both for customers and for sale on our showroom floor.
The pianos polished by Paul, and sold in our showroom are often premium priced restored instruments and the quality of the finish is second to none.
We have always found Paul’s work to be of the highest quality and we would not hesitate to recommend him to any of our clients.
If you would like any further advice or information please do not hesitate to contact me on 020 7535 5101.
Steinway & Sons
Technical Services Manager
- Damaged parts repaired or replaced
- soundboards reconditioned
- splits shimmed
- boards bleached and varnished
- Cracked frames repaired and re-guilded
- broken legs repaired
- Wooden threads recut.
- Grand pianos completely rebuilt
- New soundboards & planks fitted
- Ivory keys recovered
- Ivory removed for export
- Pianos restrung
- Dampers felt replaced
- Actions rebuilt
- French polished pianos repaired and completely re-French polished
- Cellulose spray lacquer finishes matt or satin
- Polyester repairs or full re-polyester
- Pianos sprayed to match ‘Ral’ colours
- Black satin pianos repaired or re-sprayed
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