Doors and drawer fronts are carefully sanded to produce an exceptional surface that is ready to finish. A transparent stain is sprayed over the surface of the wood and allowed to penetrate and develop the grain.
A protective, catalyzed sealer, chosen for its excellent adhesion, moisture resistance and sealing qualities, is then applied and oven baked for durability. The surface is then fine-sanded by hand to develop a glass smooth surface for the topcoat.
A tough, catalyzed conversion varnish topcoat is applied with airless spray and then oven-baked. This catalyzed conversion varnish finish and oven-curing system was chosen to provide an exceptionally beautiful luster that is resistant to moisture and most household chemicals. This final process seals and protects your cabinetry from scratches, dents and chips and provides a beautiful, smooth and durable finish.
To achieve a glazed finish, the wood is carefully sanded, stained and sealed or painted. After the sealer is fine-sanded and dust removed, glaze is applied over the front surface of the door and then wiped off by hand, leaving the characteristic glaze lines in crevices and corners. (A small amount of glaze will remain on flat surfaces of the door making the overall paint color a bit darker. The glaze is allowed to cure before it is top coated.
Painted doors are hand sprayed and oven baked, layer upon layer, and hand sanded between coats to build up a hard and lustrous finish. Our painted doors are then top coated with a catalyzed conversion varnish that is very durable and protects the surface and allows for easy cleaning.
Laminate refers to any surface-applied, non-wood material. This can include High Pressure
Laminate (HPL), melamine, or other composite materials. Constructed by laminating the desired laminate onto a medium density fiberboard (MDF) core.
Constructed by fusing a Thermofoil (commonly called foil) onto a medium density fiberboard (MDF)
core through a process called membrane pressing to create a three dimensional door profile.
Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) is made from PVC. Rigid thermofoils are formulated specifically for three dimensional forming (membrane pressing).
Rigid Thermofoil is scratch resistant, water resistant, impact resistant, and resists chipping and
Constructed by fusing a durable acrylic base onto a medium density fiberboard (MDF) core,
which is then coated with an eco-friendly polyester thermoplastic protective covering.
Acrilux surfaces are scratch resistant and water resistant.
The material is UV resistant, to ensure that depth and intensity of color are preserved over time.
The backsides of doors and door components are a similar colored melamine.
Acrilux doors and components are shipped with a protective peel-coat to prevent scratching
during shipping and installation.