Our Aged technique evokes the look of artisan-finished cabinetry that has been well loved over time. Distressing effects are hand applied artisan methods that are random and inconsistent in appearance. Because every detail is hand applied, each finished component will have a unique appearance. The effects include edge rasping, worm holes, edge burnishing, softened corners and edges, random dent patterns and a suede topcoat.
The distressed technique replicates the look of reclaimed wood. Using proprietary techniques, our skilled artisans carefully hand-distress and detail every door so each one is unique. A dark burnishing stain is carefully brushed onto corners and select raised areas. After the stain is hand-rubbed into the wood, a durable matte suede topcoat is used to complete the distressed look.
Vintage finishes give the appearance of heirloom cabinetry that has been well-loved and used through the years. This multi-step process includes an artistic over-sanding technique to create the aged look of fine furniture, randomly applied worm holes and compression marks to add additional distressing, and the application of several coats of paint. The corners and edges of doors and drawers are over-sanded for a second time, revealing the beauty of natural wood. As a final step, our oven-cured DuraKraft topcoat is applied to provide a beautiful and durable furniture finish. Because this process features several different techniques, the detail and look will vary from piece to piece.
Suede topcoat is a softened sheen that provides the same resistance to scuffs, dents, moisture, UV fade and household chemicals as our standard topcoat. The suede topcoat is standard on distressed finishes, and available on certain other finishes. Talk to your kitchen designer about the best finishes and finish techniques to get the look you love.