French Polishing and Restoration (Small Group) (H0940CB18)


Millais School, Horsham


19:00 - 21:00


2 hours x 10 sessions

Neil Ruggles

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown*

Tuition fee£154.00
Materials fee£12.00
Total cost£166.00

What is the course about?

During this course you will develop a greater understanding of the techniques involved in the application of French Polishing. Through demonstrations & practical involvement, you will be taught the correct ways to repair individual piece of furniture, using traditional methods. Discover how to use dowels, liquid hide glue, & veneers, applicable to the era. Professional oil & water based stains & finishes will be used.

Owing to the diversity of the projects, learners will be inspired by what they encounter during the course.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

No formal qualifications are needed, but an enthusiasm for the subject is essential.
This workshop is suitable for all abilities, but a basic knowledge of hand tools would be useful.

Please note that students who have attended the previous course will be shown new techniques or be able to widen the techniques they have learnt.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please wear old clothing, & bring an apron, or overall. Though materials and tools are supplied, it may be useful to bring along any DIY tools you have, such as screwdrivers, extra sandpaper, paint scrapers and rubber gloves.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs on this course.

What can I do next?

You can join the nextcourse in French Polishing and Restoration in order to expand onyour skills.There is also a course on making a simple dolls house , you may like to enrol on. You may like to discuss these options with your Tutor. Or you may like to try more Restoration at home, using the skills you have learnt.

If you would like more information about progression opportunities, please speak to your tutor or other member of staff. Further information about career opportunities can be found by visiting
Aspire Sussex welcomes students from all sections of our diverse community. If you feel you have additional learning needs, please ask about the support which is available.

We want to ensure that the experience students have with us is of the highest standard. During the year you may be asked to compete an individual learning Plan so help us gear the course to you personally and will be asked to take part in surveys. This will also help us comply with Ofsted and the Skills Funding Agency who assess our performance. This information is valuable so please take the time to give your feedback.

Course Location

Millais School
Depot Road
West Sussex
RH13 5HR