- Stain, SolidTone®, Glaze, Sealer and Topcoat materials are all for purchase in various amounts.
- Stain, SolidTone® and Glaze Color Block Sets are available for order.
Natural / Clear Coat (no stain)
Catalyzed Conversion Varnish is the base of our Natural / Clear (no stain). Conversion Varnishes produce high quality, abrasion resistant finishes. They also contain low volatile organic compounds (VOC), or solvents, making this material environmentally friendly. Conversion Varnishes are fast drying, they contain self sealers and they have excellent non-yellowing properties. WalzCraft Sealers and Topcoats are applied on a flat line finishing system which distributes a perfectly even amount of material throughout each product.
A Natural finish allows the accepted beauty of the wood to show its personality.
Our Wiping Stains are sprayed and then hand wiped, which is a common finishing process in the industry. The outcome produces colors with good clarity and excellent grain definition in the wood. WalzCraft offers a wide variety of wiping stain colors, available on nearly all wood species. Darker colored stains may hide some of the natural characteristics that might be deemed as imperfections in the wood, allowing you to utilize a low cost Natural Grade material.
To complement any of our Wiping Stains, add a Dry Wiped Glaze.
Spray No Wipe Stains
A Spray No Wipe Stain provides a premium finish, using technology that eliminates the blotchiness that can occur on Maple, Birch and Pine wood species. A WalzCraft Spray No Wipe finish is superior in quality and admired by many in the industry.
Adding a Solvent Wiped Glaze will take your color to the top and enhance the beauty of your cabinetry.
Combination Stains utilize a two-step process starting with a Wiping Stain as the first application and then applying a Spray No Wipe Stain. This two-step process creates unique colors with depth. WalzCraft offers several standard Combination color options that will give your cabinetry the deep, rich color you desire.
Primed Only for Paint
Doors are available primed for paint in any solid MDF, solid Paint Grade Birch, Maple or Poplar or Paint Grade stiles & rails with an MDF center panel. A Primed Only for Paint finish is composed of solid color pigments mixed with a primer base.
This finish is applied and allowed adequate time to dry, before being packaged and shipped. Primed only for paint finish is done in all SolidTone® colors. The final layer of finish product “must” be compatible with an acid catalyzed conversion varnish. WalzCraft recommends ordering Paint Grade stile and rails with an MDF center panel when using this finishing type.
When MDF material is ordered “Primed Only for Paint” and the MDF is machined, breaking the surface on the front or back side (ie: Outside Edge Profiles, Center Panel Face Rout, Center Panel Profiles, etc.), to prep the surface WalzCraft will apply a clear sealer and hand sand the product before applying the primer coat.
Painting over a WalzCraft Primed surface
WalzCraft uses a Post Catalyzed Primer. This enables customers to use a Post Catalyzed Paint over our primer to achieve the highest quality finish. A Pre Catalyzed Paint would also be compatible. Compatibility of any other finish being applied over WalzCraft’s Post Catalyzed Primer should be verified with the manufacturer of that finish.
If you wish to use something other than a Post Catalyzed Paint over our Primer, please consider the following guidelines:
- Most paints, including water base, are acceptable for use over our primer.
- When applying any finish over a WalzCraft Primed surface, sanding is very important.
- Using 220-230 grit sandpaper or a sanding pad, thoroughly scuff sand all surfaces to be coated.
- Sanding should be done the same day that the paint is going to be applied which allows for a mechanical bond and reduces the chances of inter-coat adhesion failures.
- When painting over WalzCraft Primed products with a coating that you are unfamiliar with, we recommend you test the product on a sample piece first to ensure you are getting the desired result.
Our SolidTone® colors are pigmented, acid Catalyzed Conversion Varnishes that provide superior coverage for your painting needs. Conversion Varnishes have greater scratch resistance and chemical resistance than other popular finishes like Polyurethane or Lacquer.
The process of applying SolidTone® colors to solid wood panels can sometimes allow the glue lines (when present) to be easily seen. Because of this quality concern, WalzCraft only offers SolidTone® colors on the following materials: Solid MDF or Hybrid material. This applies to all products that would potentially have a component, like a center panel, that would have a glue-up if it were to be made from solid wood. Example: Raised Panel doors (Style 10), Solid Wood Slab doors (Style 1270), Center Panel Only material (CPO) and Glued-Up Panels (GUP).
Narrower stock with or without glue-ups such as face frame components, profiled stock, moldings, stiles & rails and slab drawer fronts can still be made from solid wood.
WalzCraft will only allow solid wood center panels to have a SolidTone® finish when a Rub Through option is chosen.
SolidTone® WoodGrain colors are formulated the same as a SolidTone®, but the priming step is removed. This process allows the grain of the wood to show through with no bare areas, creating an appealing look in any room. SolidTone ® WoodGrain colors are Conversion Varnishes, which have greater scratch resistance and chemical resistance than other popular finishes like Polyurethane or Lacquer.
We recommend the following wood species when ordering this method, due to their open grain characteristics: Ash, Red Oak and White Oak. The embossed look of the grain provides a rougher surface for applying glaze, which will further complement the unique appearance of the product.