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Adams and Daughter
Dublin - Adams & Daughter

French Polishing, Furniture Restoration & Spraying specialists since 1955

369 Ballyfermot Rd Ballyfermot 10


Patrick Adams started this French Polishing business over 50 years ago in Montpelier Hill, Dublin 7. Today the same traditional methods are all still practised by the company at our new Ballyfermot premises.  They are now combined with new materials and techniques which afford even greater protection to furniture in our modern and greener environments.   The business is now run by Paddys daughter Audrey Adams along with Mark Hughes and a team of other specialist polishers, restorers and gilders. 


Adams are a small, well-established firm with over fifty years experience in providing a quality service in this select profession.


We have a wide variety of clients, commercial, corporate and private, involving work on a plethora of disparate projects, which finds us doing anything from polishing antique furniture to polishing modern hotel and pub interiors, revamping kitchens to restoring the doors on Dublin’s famous Christchurch Cathedral.  Our services are tailored to your specific needs and budget, be that touching up damaged woodwork, to the hand-polishing of jaded antiques and surfaces.


We at Adams, take great pride in our work and have always been able to match existing colours,  samples of new colours or carefully removing old polishes to completely change the colour of your piece, to match the colour of new furniture as required. That's one of the beauties of wood.  In the hands of our skilled French polishers almost anything is possible!  We can revitalise the appearance of your older furniture pieces by restoring to their original colour or dramatically change them to suit your new look.


We specialise in remedial polishing carried out on-site and in-situ. Nothing is dipped, everything is hand stripped.  We have a long association with the sympathetic restoration and preservation of many of Dublin’s landmark period buildings (as listed under our Clients Section,) where original panelling, staircases, doors and libraries have thankfully escaped the whims of change.


We are called to visit these periodically and attend to scuff marks, scratches, water and heat marks or minor damage, most of which can be dealt with on site.


We provide a fast and efficient restoration service for our clients, undertaking Private and Trade Commissions, as well as Insurance Work and Valuations


French polishing, staining, reviving, gilding, liming, distressing, graining, colouring and re-finishing - we can do it !

Specialist French Polishing & Restoration Services


  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Hall tables and bureaus
  • Coffee tables
  • Beds, lockers, dressing tables and wardrobes
  • Framed armchairs and suites
  • Sideboards
  • Mantles & Over mantles
  • Old sewing machine tables

Spraying & Furniture Revamp Offerings

  • Mirrors polished distressed silvered or gilded
  • Kitchen suites
  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Coffee tables
  • Mirrors polished distressed silvered or gilded
  • Beds, lockers, dressing tables and wardrobes
  • Framed armchairs and suites
  • Shelving



Collection and Delivery


We can collect and deliver anywhere in Ireland as required.





This service is available if requested.



Quotations & Estimates


All Commercial and domestic enquiries are welcome.  Please email us at at AdamsAndDaughter@Gmail.com with your requirements.


Please note whilst we can complete an Estimate for you from good quality e-mailed images, our fixed price will only be tendered once the item is properly assessed in the workshop or on site.


Our skilled French polishers use only the finest products and materials to ensure that excellence comes as standard in all we do. Whether something is stained, cracked, faded , chipped or simply needs light remedial work we can do it.

We can offer traditional French Polishing by hand or an alternative spray polishing service where more appropriate.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00-18:00
Tuesday 09:00-18:00
Wednesday 09:00-18:00
Thursday 09:00-18:00
Friday 09:00-18:00

Services Provided

Our services include the following:

  • French Polish
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Antique Funiture Restoration
  • Antique furniture Repairs
  • Furniture respray


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