Hill Varnish Reviver and Polish

By Hidersine

4.7 from 27 reviews
Price:
£9.60 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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17 in stock

Description

A gentle cleaner and varnish reviver. The Hill recipe has been popular with players for many decades. Original recipe formulated in the workshops of the world famous firm of W.E. Hill and Sons, Bond Street, London. This polish will help to preserve the integrity of the instrument varnish and will give an attractive glow to the surface. Apply with a clean cloth and polish with a clean lint free duster until dry. 25cc glass bottle.

Due to the wide variety of varnish types no liability, warranty or recommendation as suitable for a particular instrument is offered or implied. All polishes and cleaners are used at the purchaser's risk. We recommend testing on a small, inconspicuous area first.


Specifications

  • 25cc bottle with childproof cap
  • Made in England
  • Varnish polish and reviver.

Product demonstration


Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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michel
12/05/2016 11:51
HENIN BEAUMONT, France

Beginner

c'est un très très bon produit,
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: c'est un très très bon produit, efficace et facile à appliquer. le bois brille immédiatement. merci à vous.

Cons: c'est un très très bon produit, efficace et facile à appliquer. le bois brille immédiatement. merci à vous.

Other: c'est un très très bon produit, efficace et facile à appliquer. le bois brille immédiatement. merci à vous.

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Roger
17/07/2015 15:21
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Trusted product, good value.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have used the Hill cleaner and polish for 40 years. I am very wary of anything that might damage my instrument, but this product works for me (used no more than once per year). It cleans grime and dullness, restoring the shine of the varnish. It is quite inexpensive and a bottle lasts a long time. It smells nice!

Cons: I'd like to see more information on the benefits / risks of using this product, related to the characteristics of an instrument's varnish and condition. It still feels a bit risky to do anything other than wipe with a dry duster. (Saliva has been recommended to me as a safe option!)

Other: I always clean off any rosin after each session with a dry cloth. (I really don't understand why people don't always do this). But I think this cleaner will help remove rosin deposits. Like any product, test it on an inconspicuous area first.

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Jennifer
06/12/2013 14:35
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Works well, good value
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Does what it says on the tin - removes buildup and finger marks from one's precious fiddle. A little goes a long way (try cotton buds for spot-cleaning). Well-priced for how long the bottle lasts. Doesn't stink of polish (not odourless but not bad). Good value.

Cons: Have to use it very carefully. Bottle could use a dropper/applicator.

Other: Use a tiny, TINY amount and two cloths. Use one cloth (or bud) to apply the polish, then use a clean cloth to very gently polish off again until completely clean. Over-zealous application will do more harm than good.

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Elizabeth
31/05/2018 14:19
Arbroath, United Kingdom

Beginner

Good stuff, does what it says on the tin

Pros: This is a great product and does the job.

Cons: It is a little difficult getting the substance out of the bottle. I have used this product previously but this is the first time I have had this difficulty.

Other: Will still buy this product again.

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ROSEANNE
17/03/2017 19:26
,Grange over Sands, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Violin polish

Pros: Nice smell and my boiling looks care for and shiny

Cons: Nothing

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Ann
24/09/2016 15:40
Warminster, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent .

Pros: Excellent product. My cello looks beautiful .

Cons: None

Other: Its always good to be able to ask advice from the String Zone folk . Some people think you can't put anything on the varnish but I was assured the Hill's stuff was safe and it definitely is!

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Sue
12/11/2013 10:31
Taunton, United Kingdom

Beginner

Like this product very much.

Pros: I shouldn't but I LOVE the smell of it! So clean and just like a workshop! It gives a nice shine and revives varnish well.

Cons: Nothing.

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David
22/04/2013 18:03
Petham, Canterbury, United Kingdom

Beginner

Worried that this polish not universally suitable
2 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: So far, nothing

Cons: Produces peculiar blotches of what look like "scuff" marks on the varnish. I am taking this up directly with Hills

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Lorna
16/03/2013 12:57
Bath, United Kingdom

Professional

gentle and effective

Pros: gentle product with excellent results.

Cons: in general I liked the product, but you do have to work the cleaner well into the varnish in order to gain a shine.

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Chris Muscillo
31/12/2012 00:08
Boston, United Kingdom

Teacher

An excellent and time honored cleaner.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Hills reviver and polish has been around a long long time and does what it says on the bottle. You will clean all of that muck of the violin and see the black deposit on the cloth. I use this stuff quite a lot.

Cons: This reviver will never leave a violin looking as good as a pro restorer can make one appear but it comes darn close.

Other: A good, easy going non abrasive cleaner for all students, teachers and players.

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