• Blackfriar Button Polish

Blackfriar Button Polish


Blackfriar Button Polish can be used on new, stained, or previously French Polished wood for a classic look. It produces a high gloss finish based on Button Shellac.

Product Features

  • Interior use.
  • High gloss, fine finish.
  • Shellac based.
  • Use on new, stained or previously French polished wood.

VAT excluded

£8.47 Tax incl.


Blackfriar Button Polish gives pale woods a warm finish. Use on new, stained or previously French polished wood for a classic look.


  • High gloss finish
  • Based on Button Shellac
  • Use on new, stained or previously French polished wood
  • Interior use


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 little methylated spirit.


Maximum 10% methylated spirit.


For interior use only. Not recommended for areas subject to high wear and tear. 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. Drying times are based on an ambient temperature of 20°C and 50% relative humidity. Lower temperatures or higher humidity will prolong the drying and overcoating times.

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.

Please contact Rawlins Paints' Technical Support Team on 0113 2455450 for more information.

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
Application Method
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
Base Type
Solvent Based
14m² per litre
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Methylated Spirit
Touch Dry
15-30 Mins
UN Number

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