I recently finished an order of three bespoke Gentleman’s Retainers one of which was to be given a mirror gloss finish. It’s a beautiful finish that highlights all the curves of the valet and seeing mirror like reflections on all the surfaces adds another dimension to the look and quality of the valet.
There’s a few different ways to achieve a good gloss finish, the one thing they all have in common is that they involve a lot of preparation between the many coats of lacquer.
Having gone through the process a few times now it’s very clear that it will always involve a lot more time than any of the other finishes I offer.
It can only be offered as a bespoke detail on the Gentleman’s Retainer and Grace, it isn’t available on any of the valets with the wooden screw threads.
The rule of thumb guide to the cost of a gloss finish is that it will double the usual price of the valet and any other additional bespoke details are factored into the price before the gloss finish is added.
I’m sorry to show a beautiful finish and then break the discouraging news about the cost. The reason I do it now is that it took the same amount of time to make all three valets finishing the first two in satin and matt lacquer as it took to finish the third in full mirror gloss.
If you’re interested in adding full gloss to your order please contact me before placing your order to confirm the price.