Wood Finishing 101 – Specialty Coatings


“Where do we use these Coatings”

Specialty Coatings:  As the kitchen cabinet industry has grown and evolved over the years, so has the finishing processes. In recent years, there is a much greater demand for “furniture look” finishes. By this, most major manufacturers offer different glaze, distressing, sand through, and crackle lacquer packages, usually at a substantial upcharge.  These offerings can be relatively simple; stain, seal, glaze, and topcoat or extreme: NGR, distress, stain, seal, crackle lacquer, glaze, and topcoat. Obviously, there are many different combinations where these types of products may be used. One other major note: these are all labor intensive and hand done systems.

Fillers are recommended where there is a desire to completely fill the grain of the wood. Clear coatings should not be used for this purpose (with the exception of polyesters) because they simply aren’t designed to perform this job.

One Response to “Wood Finishing 101 – Specialty Coatings”

  1. Wood Finishing Says:

    These offerings can be relatively simple; stain, seal, glaze, and topcoat or extreme: NGR, distress, stain, seal, crackle lacquer, glaze, and topcoat.

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