CABINETRY FINISHES by HIGGINS CUSTOM CABINETRY
Providing Outstanding Cabinetry Service Throughout The Building & Remodeling Process
First, the cabinet parts are sanded, stained and hand-wiped. Next, a sealer coat is applied, and then the parts are lightly sanded and cleaned. Finally, our quality catalytic conversion varnish top coat is applied which offers the ultimate in durability and appearance.
This finish is identical to the standard stain except the staining is omitted. The wood will exhibit more color changes and variations.
This high-quality process starts with two sprayed on coats of catalyzed primer, then is finished with two coats of catalyzed pigmented top coats.
Extra Finish Options
This finish is a dye stain mixed with the sealer coat to promote a uniform look. This process is typically used on Maple.
Glazing accentuates the natural beauty of your cabinets which is applied after the stain. Glazing accents and deepens the profile of the cabinet adding character and charm.
Pre-Staining penetrates the grain of the wood to promote uniform acceptance of stain and helps prevent streaking and blotching to ensure a beautiful, even stain. It is commonly used on soft and porous wood surfaces such as Alder or Maple.
To achieve a darker color, such as Mahogany on light colored woods (Maple, Oak, Birch, etc.), a dye is added before staining. When used as a first stain coat, this process uniforms the tone of the wood’s color, making an even base for the application of stain.
Distressing is the process of making pieces look very old and worn with dents, scratches and wiped off finishes. Distressing cabinets results in a vintage, antique style.