Antiquing Distressing Fine Finishing & Other Custom Processes


Our Techniques and Processes for Antiquing Distressing Fine Finishing & Other Processes for Wood and Millwork


Fine Finishing Wood Techniques

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Fine Finishing Wood Techniques: Our artisans meticulously sand the surface and profiles of the wood for even absorption of our hand- stained finishes. We repeat the process of hand sanding, staining and varnishing to create a smooth surface with consistent color for a sleek and contemporary look. We use top-quality stains, sealers and topcoats that are comply with national emissions standards to enhance the natural beauty and character of the wood grain, while being conscious of both the environment and the longevity of your finish. We...

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Distressing Wood Techniques

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Distressing Wood Techniques: Distressing is a decorative enhancement our artisans perform by hand to create the impression of time worn old-world craftsmanship. Various different marks and techniques may be used to achieve a look consistent with the wood species and desired style, such as: Scratching or Nicking Worn or Rounded Edges  Cracks or Gouges  Chisel or Screw Marks  Worm Holes or Nail Holes  Tear-Outs or Face Chunking Distressing is key to Old World Style and brings out the character of rustic woods....

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Antiquing Wood Techniques

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Antiquing Wood Techniques: Antiquing blends the techniques of distressing with the addition of a layered finish, mixing stain, varnish or paint, and glaze, and rub-through procedures to achieve a time-worn, heirloom look. To begin antiquing a piece, corners and edges are softened and worn along with various distress marks hand applied throughout the piece. A base stain and varnish or paint are applied and then rubbed-through in places to give dimension to the wear. Glaze is hand sprayed or brushed and wiped to accentuate markings....

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