Are You Using a Natural Furniture Polish?
Recently I discovered an excellent new, natural FURNITURE TONIC made by highly regarded French furniture restorer Christophe Pourny.
After an apprenticeship in his uncle's antiques showroom on Rue Jacob in Paris, he moved to New York and opened a studio specializing in French polish, period finishes, and antique restoration.
This natural furniture tonic is made by hand in small batches in Brooklyn. Christophe has created two polishes—FURNITURE TONIC and COLOR REVIVER.
The FURNITURE TONIC "nurtures wood as it restores the luster and shine that time and sun can diminish."
Made from natural, non-toxic ingredients that are friendly to the environment and sourced in North America, it includes organic linseed and walnut oils, beeswax and a natural cleaner and drying agent.
I used it very successfully on a walnut table and you can see the before and after pictures here on my blog about How to use Christophe Pourny’s Furniture Tonic.
To make sure you are fully equipped when you begin to polish, I designed a large polishing cloth from 100% cotton flannel free of bleaches, dyes and chemicals. The cloth is 14" x 18" and soft as butter.
When you purchase a bottle of the Furniture Tonic or Color Reviver it comes with two of these beautiful polishing cloths.
CHRISTOPHE POURNY'S COLOR REVIVER is a companion product to his FURNITURE TONIC however, it serves a different purpose.
The Color Reviver refreshes dark wood finishes and hides nicks and scratches with one application. It should not be used on light or medium color furniture as it may change the color of the wood.
The natural ingredients include organic and virgin oils sourced from North American seeds. Essential oils of lavender and rosemary bring the scent of Provence into your home and a natural drying agent derived from trees ensures a lasting finish.
The Color Reviver is also made by hand in small batches in Brooklyn. It comes with two large 14" x 18" polishing clothes made from 100% cotton flannel free of bleaches, dyes or chemicals.