French Polish by Smith and Rodger
Welcome to Smith & Rodger
Bringing Wood Back to Life since 1877

A fourth-generation family business, Smith & Rodger has been manufacturing woodfinishes for over 130 years.

Traditional values of customer service and high quality product are part of Smith & Rodger's proud history, and these are values we still hold high today. However our technical department makes sure that we continue to evolve, developing innovative new products and bespoke woodfinishing solutions for our varied client bas.

To complement our wide product range, from shellac to waxes to lacquers, we also train both amateur enthusiasts and professionals in the arts of woodfinishing and restoration.

Learn more about Smith & Rodger
in this short film by Make Works

Amongst our regular client base we are proud to supply woodfinishing products to the following companies:

      • G1 Group - Scotland's leading bar, restaurant and club group
      • Chivas Regal - Speyside whisky blenders
      • Hamlyn Lodge - antique furniture specialists
      • The Sports Cafe Group - sports bar group
      • Charles Taylor Woodwork - bespoke furniture design and manufacture
      • Barker & Stonehouse - retailers of contemporary and traditional furniture
      • Sheraton Grand Hotel Edinburgh
      • BBC Television

"We find Smith & Rodger products of the consistent quality our venues need to bring the life out of our flooring and bar tops."
Mr K Carson G1 Group

"At the Chippendale School of Furniture we have been running woodworking courses for 25 years. We have found that Smith and Rodger's products and service are head and shoulders above the rest. We always recommend them to our students."
Mr E McCowen The Chippendale International School of Furniture

"Aquacoat XTRA is clearly a top notch formulation and a real rival to the 'big boys' of the wood floor lacquer world. We like this lacquer, we like it a lot."
Mr G Hughes Wood Floor Renovations

"We have correspondence with Smith & Rodger that dates back to 1939; during that time we have always found them to be reliable, informative, helpful and friendly. Many thanks and keep up the good work"
Mr N Barrows Hamlyn Lodge

"We regularly recommend Smith & Rodger's floor finishes to our customers, their technical advisor Drew is a font of knowledge and happy to help in anyway he can."
Mr N Hargreaves Hargreaves Reclaimed Flooring

If you have any questions about our products and services you'll find our contact details at the foot of the page. We hope you find our site interesting and look forward to helping with your woodfinishing needs.


Ian McAslan Managing Director

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Smith and Rodger Ltd
32-36 Elliot Street, Glasgow G3 8EA
t 0141 248 6341
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