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Flow Pen GlazeFlow Pen Glaze

This method utilizes a flow pen instrument to apply glaze to the detail in profiled areas only, such as a lip or crevice. This method also provides minimum finishing costs, as it is not necessary to apply glaze to sheet stock, refacing stock or moldings that do not have an area for the glaze to rest.

If your product is manufactured with a Rustic Grade or has Distressing, flow pen glaze will not be added to any of the natural defects associated with these types of products, unless they occur in a lip or crevice area. Our Flow Pen Glazing Application Drawings will show you where glaze is applied to each profile.





Solvent Wiped GlazeSolvent Wiped Glaze Glaze

This method utilizes a brush, rag or spray gun to apply glaze to the entire face and profiled areas of the product. The glaze is wiped away with a dry cotton cloth, leaving the glaze build up at the desired level of intensity before the product is then wiped again with a rag soaked with mineral spirits.

Due to this process, the original color will vary slightly between the front and back side of the product, and therefore it becomes necessary to glaze all sheet stock, refacing stock, moldings and accent components.





Dry Wiped GlazeDry Wiped Glaze

This method utilizes a brush, rag or spray gun to apply glaze to the entire face and profiled areas of the product. The Glaze is wiped away with a dry cotton cloth, leaving the glaze build up at the desired level of intensity.

This method will alter the appearance of the original color between the front and back side of the product, and therefore it becomes necessary to glaze all sheet stock, refacing stock, moldings and accent components.





Dusted Glaze MethodDusted Glaze

There are two options for achieving a desired look with Dusted glaze. The first method utilizes a spray gun to lightly apply glaze to the entire product, focusing on the face and profiled areas. The glaze is allowed to set a short time before wiping with a solvent soaked rag. The second method also utilizes a spray gun to lightly apply glaze to the entire product, focusing on the face and profiled areas. The glaze is allowed to set a short time before it is wiped away with a dry cotton cloth.

These methods work best with light SolidTone® colors and will alter the appearance of the original color between the front and back side of the product. Due to this glazing affect, it becomes necessary to glaze all sheet stock, refacing stock, moldings and accent components.





Feathered GlazeFeathered Glaze

This method utilizes a fan brush to apply glaze to the entire product, focusing heavily on the profiled areas. Glaze is applied to the fan brush and the excess is removed with a dry cotton cloth before application. The application of glaze involves moving the brush "back and forth" in a quick manner, so that the glaze adheres primarily to the higher areas of the profile. Several passes are necessary to achieve the desired look.

This method will alter the appearance of the original color between the front and back side of the product and therefore it becomes necessary to glaze all sheet stock, refacing stock, moldings and accent components.





Simulated Fly Speck GlazeSimulated Fly Speck Glaze

The Simulated “Fly Speck” glazing method utilizes a nylon brush to apply glaze randomly to the entire product. This method of application involves standard wiping glaze which is applied to a nylon brush. The bristles are then pulled back and released quickly with the thumb, sending the glaze off to the surface of the product in tiny droplets.

Due to the unique glazing effect, it becomes necessary to apply glaze to all refacing or sheet stock, moldings and accent components. This method may be used alone with any stained or SolidTone products, and can be used in conjunction with all other glazing methods. This option is only available with Black Glaze.





Simulated Stiff Straight Brush (SSBM)Simulated Stiff Straight Brush Glaze

This method utilizes either a brush, rag or spray gun to apply glaze to the entire face and profiled areas of the product. Glaze is wiped away with a dry cotton cloth, allowing build up to the desired level of intensity before wiping with a rag soaked with mineral spirits. Wiping with the grain leaves a "look" simulating stiff straight brush lines in the product.

This method does alter the appearance of the original stain and wood specie combination and causes the color to vary between the front and back side of the product. Due to this unique effect, it is necessary to glaze all sheet stock, refacing stock, moldings and accent components.





Rub Through Options

Rub Through

A Rub Through is similar to a Simulated Distressing Wear Mark. This technique is done after the Stain or SolidTone® color is applied and exposes the bare wood or MDF material beneath.

Rub Through Descriptions

RBT100 – The RBT100 is considered a heavy wear that will expose the bare wood or MDF material beneath the stain or paint. Pronounced areas of wear are achieved with a combination of an orbital sander and scraper, which are applied in a random pattern to the inside and outside of the stiles and rails, corners of the raised center panel and corners of the center panel reveal of doors. These exposed areas may be left raw or they can be stained or glazed before finishing with a topcoat.

• See our Signature Series Design S581 Winfield.

 

RBT200 – The RBT200 is considered a light wear that will expose the bare wood or MDF material beneath the stain or paint. Areas of wear are achieved with a scraper, which is applied in a random pattern to the stiles, rails and center panel of doors. These exposed areas may be left raw or they can be stained or glazed before finishing with a topcoat.

• See our Signature Series Design S582 Angler.

 

RBT300 – The RBT300 is a Rub Through “Look” that is achieved by applying a subtle mark to areas of a door or drawer front with a colored wax pencil. This technique is only available with light SolidTone® colors and is done after the color is applied. The RBT300 complements our “Dusted” glaze method.

• See our Signature Series Design S513 Carlton.

Rub Through Options

Raw - The exposed Rub Through areas are left bare and finished with a topcoat. Note, MDF material will not look the same as solid wood.

• See our Signature Series Design S370 Geneva.

 

Stained – The exposed Rub Through areas are stained, giving an aged look using any one of our “Wiping” stains and then finished with a topcoat. Staining is not necessary if you are ordering your product glazed. Note, stained MDF material will not look the same as solid wood.

• See our Signature Series Design S360 Darien.

 

Glazed - Glaze will be applied to the entire door, including the exposed Rub Through areas, unless otherwise specified. Solvent Wiped and Dry Wiped glaze methods will alter the color of the bare wood and MDF material. The Flow Pen glaze method is not an option. Note, glazed MDF material will not look the same as solid wood.

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