Below are our standard finishes on reclaimed woods, new woods and metals. Additional information on cleaning, maintainence and staining is included at the end.
RUSTIC RECLAIMED WOOD
RECLAIMED DOUGLAS FIR (Sanded Smooth)
RECLAIMED MIXED OAK (Sanded Smooth)
TOP COATS —
All our top coats and sealers are environmentally friendly and low or zero VOC.
For woods, we use a flat sheen (interior) or satin sheen (exterior) water-based polyurethanes with a spray on application. We also offer a hardening hand-rubbed oil in clear interior and exterior grades. Hand-rubbed oil offers the flattest sheen possible on wood surfaces and a natural feel to touch. This results in slightly richer natural color tones compared to polyurethane finish.
For metals, we use a low VOC flat sheen oil-based lacquer to seal patinas or brushed finish options. Powdercoating on steel or aluminum can be done in gloss and matte sheen.
We recommend using damp rags or mildly soapy solutions to clean all surfaces. Solvent based (e.g., alcohol, acetone, etc.) cleaners or harsh chemicals (e.g., ammonia, bleach, etc.) should be avoided as they will slowly erode the top coats and cause damage to the base material.
We recommend recoating exterior top coats (polyurethane or oils) at least once a year. Higher degree of exposure to the elements will require more frequent recoatings. Very few woods are recommended for exterior use. Only powdercoated steel is recommended for exterior use.
Interior top coats can be recoated only if aesthetically necessary or if cleaning solutions have degraded their integrity.
We mix our own stains and offering stain matching if a physical sample is provided. We can approximate the stains with a sample photo. Swatches can be created for approval for an additional charge. Slight variation in stain color, from batch to batch, may occur.