Holiday Kitchens’ Master Finish provides excellent resistance to scuffing, dents, moisture and household chemicals. Their combination of hand-wiped stain application, high-tech sealer and topcoat application, state-of-the-art ovens and specially formulated materials creates a fabulous finish.
The finish process starts well before the application of the stain or paint.
- Holiday Kitchens selects only the finest wood and veneer materials.
- All surfaces are prepared, starting with rough lumber in the mill and finishing with final sanding.
- After sanding, all surfaces are blown free of dust before entering the pressurized finishing area to insure a smooth surface.
Wipe stains are deep-penetrating alkyd-base stains, applied and hand-wiped.
- Wipe stains are hand-rubbed and wiped clean to emphasize natural highlights and grain patterns.
To even out any irregularities in the wood surface, some darker stain colors get a pre-stain operation before the wipe stain.
- After pre-staining, the product is wipe-stained as described above.
- Spray/no-wipe stains create a consistent, uniform look.
- Because this is a non-penetrating finish application, less grain will be visible.
- To assure proper adhesion of the sealer and final coats, all stained product is air dried, then placed into ovens for thorough curing.
- A high-solids catalyzed wood sealer is applied, penetrating and sealing all wood surfaces.
- Sealed products are cycled through controlled ovens to assure a complete, thorough cure.
- Next, all surfaces are seal-sanded to create a surface that will accept the topcoat with maximum adhesion.
- All surfaces are blown free of sanding dust to ensure a clean, smooth topcoat.
- After seal-sanding, a high-solids catalyzed topcoat is applied. Topcoat is available in multiple sheen levels -- flat, matte, standard, and high sheen.
- Top-coated product is then cured in ovens to produce a baked-on finish that will last for years.
Holiday Kitchens opaque finishes get created following the procedures outlined above for stains, with the following modifications.
- Before entering the finishing area, edges of profiles and panels are filled and sanded.
- Painted finishes get two coats of a high-solids catalyzed wood primer. Primer is uniformly applied, penetrating and sealing all exposed wood surfaces.
- For painted finishes without glaze or other artistry treatments, final topcoat is a high-solids catalyzed pigmented topcoat.
- For painted finishes with glaze or artistry treatments, the final topcoat is a high-solids, clear catalyzed topcoat. (the same applied to stains)
- Glazes leave hang-up of color in crevasses and the deeper grain lines in the wood.
- For stained products, glaze options are applied after the sealer coat, then locked in with topcoat.
- For painted products, glaze is applied after the second primer coat, then top-coated.