Beginning with a finish…
As the summer draws to a close, we wanted to take this month’s issue to discuss a topic we get asked a lot about – f i n i s h e s. Everything that leaves our facility is raw/unfinished, and so we are clearly the experts at calculating and milling the precise shape of moulding profiles. However, exactly what you guys do with it as soon as it gets into your hands… ummm (shrug)…heck, we dunno. We are always appreciative when a customer sends us pictures of the final results of a project – but how exactly was that look created, and which products were used on our once bare, untainted moulding? One expression flowing though our minds is that the possibilities are endless when it comes to working with unfinished moulding: distressing, carving, painting, staining, fabric wrapping, gilding, etc (and not to mention, using a combination of possibilities). After considering all the different directions one could go, we decided that our inquiring clients should have some answers at their very fingertips. After hours of speaking with our talented, seasoned custom finishers, we decided to gather the best of the best product ideas our experts offered as their personal recommendations. We then evaluated, simplified, and diversified the selection, and put everything into one affordable kit. Our “Finishing Kits for Beginners” are available at this time for $49.95, and we have had a lot of positive feedback about the quality of products, ease of use, and the terrific results that can be achieved from either using the products on their own, or combining them for a particular look. Of course, several free, two-foot moulding samples are included, which you personally select after perusing our extensive catalogue (over 200 different moulding profiles are available to choose from).
Our clientele ranges from the novice to the expert – these kits are a great idea for anyone looking to experiment with some new products. We have also found our kits make a wonderful gift for the following: someone freshly introduced to the industry, someone who is a little stuck in their ways and wants to try out several new products without investing in large-sized containers, someone who needs a little more practice with their techniques, and/or someone who just likes to play with creative items and/or kits in general. As always, we are looking to support and inspire those who have connected with us over the years. If you have questions, we will always do our best to find answers and offer solutions, just as we have with our latest mentioned product.
kit items include: sandpaper, wood stain, 2 water-based colored stains (resembles paint), wax finish, clear coat finish, metallic paste, eco-friendly thinner, universal brush, foam brush, sponge, gloves, buffing cloths, detail ruler, a canvas bag, and several 2’ moulding samples (your choice).
As always, we look forward to hearing from you and helping your business grow with our products and ideas. Please visit our Blog for discussions and comments, and thank you for 90 years and counting!
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