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Blackfriar French Polish


Blackfriar French Polish provides a classic fine finish for wood. It is suitable for new, stained, or previously French Polished wood and brings out the natural beauty of wooden surfaces. Fast drying times - Touch dry in 15 - 30 minutes. Recoat after 1 hour.

  • Interior use
  • High gloss, fine finish
  • Shellac based
  • Recoat after 1 hour
  • Use on new, stained or previously French polished wood
  • Good coverage of up to 14m² per litre per coat
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Blackfriar French Polish provides a classic fine finish for wood. It is suitable for new, stained or previously French polished surfaces and brings out the natural beauty of interior wood. Its high gloss finish is suitable for both soft and hard woods. Blackfriar French Polish is touch dry afer 15-30 minutes and recoatable after 1 hour.

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Features & Benefits

  • High gloss finish
  • For soft and hard woods
  • Shellac based
  • Use on new, stained or previously French polished wood
  • Interior use
  • Solvent-based
  • Good coverage of up to 14m² per litre per coat
  • Fast drying times - Touch dry in 15 - 30 minutes. Recoat after 1 hour


Ensure the surface to be polished is sound and free from any surface contamination (eg. wax, grease, oil, powdery deposits etc.) by wiping with a cloth dampened with methylated spirit. Surfaces which have been previously wax polished must be degreased prior to sanding.


Ensure the product is thoroughly shaken prior to use. The product is applied using a 'rubber' which is made by wrapping a pad of cotton wool in a lint free cloth. Soak the rubber with polish, squeezing out any excess. Lubricate the rubber with a drop of linseed oil then work it over the entire surface of the wood in circular, overlapping loops. Refill and relubricate the rubber as it dries and go over the entire surface again. Allow to dry overnight.

Abrade any raised wood fibres with very fine grade sand paper, then apply more coats as required, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly. Lastly fill the rubber with polish thinned with methylated spirit, squeeze until nearly dry then go over the whole surface once more.

When fully dry, burnish to a high gloss with a pad containing a small amount of methylated spirit.


Maximum 5% white spirit


  • For interior use only.
  • Not recommended for areas subject to high wear and tear
  • Blackfriar French Polish may darken pale coloured wood. If this is a problem use Blackfriar Button Polish
  • Not resistant to heat or moisture



Up to 14m² per litre per coat.

Drying Time

  • Touch dry in 15 - 30 minutes.
  • Recoat after 1 hour.

Clean Up

  • Take extra care as application cloths and soiled cleaning rags may self ignite without warning
  • Lay cloths out flat in single layers to dry, or wash out thoroughly in warm soapy water before disposal
  • Remove as much product from application equipment as possible before washing with methylated spirit
  • Do not empty into drains or water courses. Some local authorities have special facilities for the disposal of waste coatings


  • Store in a dry, safe place
  • Do not store in environments where extreme temperatures may occur
  • Keep within 5-30°C. Do not store in direct sunlight


  • Contains: Methanol
  • Highly flammable liquid and vapour
  • May cause damage to organs
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Read label before use
  • If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand
  • Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames and hot surfaces. - No smoking
  • Do not breathe vapour
  • In case of fire: Use water spray, dry chemical powder or carbon dioxide for extinction
  • Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool
  • Store locked up
  • Dispose of contents and container in accordance with all local, regional, national and international regulations
  • EU limit values: 700g/l (2007) 700g/l (2010.) This product contains a maximum of 700g/l VOC


Please contact Rawlins Paints' Technical Support Team on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or send a message to [email protected] for more information.

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It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Product Details

Data sheet

Blackfriar Professional
Interior / Exterior Use
Water / Solvent Based
For Use On
Prepared, Unprepared
Application Method
Standard / Ready Mixed
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
Suitable Substrates
Dry to Recoat (at 20°C)
1 Hour
14m² per litre
Touch Dry
15-30 Mins
UN Number

Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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