Depending on the type and period of construction of the furniture performs its appropriate finishing .
The mobile era high from '500 to '600 , and in general the wooden furniture are finished in beeswax, carnauba wax and turpentine that gives to the furniture feature full coating and a low gloss .
At the end dell'700 developed in France, " French polishing " or " polishing with shellac ."
The shellac is produced by an insect of the family of coccidia ( laccifer lacquer, lacquer taccardia or coccus ) who lives on a tree ( Butea frondosa ) in India or China.
The female secretes this resin flakes of reddish-yellow color , which is processed in water and then left to dry . Shellac comes in fine translucent scales ranging dissolved in alcohol at 99.9%.
Applies to buffer , a method that takes time but it leads to a mirror polish , transparent and warm from the cabinet from 700 onwards the wonderful finish it deserves.
Often the furniture of modern art requires polishing with shellac that brings out its refined design .
The shellac polish is a source of pride for the restoration of our family tradition .
Polishing and restoration of antique furniture
In Restauro Morandi workshop you can attend courses in restoration of antique furniture and shellac polish.Read all
Restore your furniture
The student leads to the workshop a furniture or any object who wants to restore with his hands with the teacher.Read all