Custom Finishes

Most of our finishes involve a six or seven-step process. This process was developed using John’s extensive experience in the repair and restoration of beautiful antique furniture. We have further developed our applications to use “earth-friendly” products with a low VOC that we feel offers the same durability as a manufactured finished but with less of a carbon footprint. We do all staining, rubbing, distressing, and antiquing, most of our specialty finishes by hand. However we do not paint by hand. Spraying both our painted pieces and clear coats ensures high quality, professional finish devoid of any brush/roll marks or bubbles. Each piece that we craft is special to us. We take great care to ensure that the result is long-lasting and beautiful.

The Process

We prep the wood for stain or paint. If we are creating a salvaged, vintage, or weathered look, and we distress at this time. In some cases, we will condition the wood before applying stain or use a wood primer for painted finishes. We apply the stain by hand until we achieve the perfect color. We spray painted finishes, hand sanding between each coat to ensure a smooth finish. Depending on the specialty finish that you have chosen, it will be applied sometime during these steps. We then spray the finished piece with a water-based polyurethane, again sanding between each coat. Most pieces will get between three to five layers of poly to create the final result, a beautiful finish that will last for many years.

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