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Dry Wiped – No FP Glaze Notes

Dry Wiped – Without Flow Pen (DWNFP)

The “Dry Wiped” method utilizes either a brush, rag or spray gun to apply glaze to the entire face and profiled areas of the product. The glaze is then wiped away with a clean, dry cloth, leaving the glaze build in profiled areas of the product.

This method will alter the appearance of the original color and wood specie combination and will cause the color to vary between the front and back side of the product. Due to the glazing effect, it also becomes necessary to apply glaze to all sheet stock, moldings, and accent components

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Dry Wiped – Aged look Glaze Notes

Dry Wiped – Aged Look (DWAL)

The “Dry Wiped-Aged Look” method is similar to the “Dry Wiped – Without Flow Pen” method as both utilize either a brush, rag or spray gun to apply glaze to the entire face and profiled areas of the product. In each case, the glaze is then wiped away with a clean, dry cloth. The “Aged Look” is achieved by not wiping the door as completely or carefully, and results in a less uniform appearance from one area of the door to another, as well as from one door to another.

This method will alter the appearance of the original color and wood species combination and will cause the color to vary between the front and back side of the product. Due to the glazing effect, it also becomes necessary to apply glaze to all sheet stock, moldings, and accent components.

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Solvent Wiped – Without Flow Pen Glaze Notes

Solvent Wiped – Without Flow Pen (SWNFP)

The “Solvent Wiped” method utilizes either a brush, rag or spray gun to apply glaze to the entire face and profiled areas of the product. The glaze is then wiped away with a clean, dry cloth, leaving the glaze build up in profiled areas of the product before wiping with a rag soaked with mineral spirits, to achieve the desired look. This method will result in a cleaner appearance than a “Dry Wiped” glaze.

The original color and wood species combination will vary slightly between the front and back side of the product. Due to the glazing effect, it becomes necessary to apply glaze to all sheet stock, moldings, and accent components.

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Reconstituted Veneer Notes

Architectural Grade / Reconstituted / Composite Veneer is a wood veneer produced using a fast-growing tropical wood species, often times Obeche, along with Poplar, as well. The veneers are dyed and laid up to ‟mimic” the look of a particular species. The veneer sheets are made by laminating a block of veneer leaves together. The block is then sliced so that the edges of the laminated leaves become the “grain” of the composite veneer.

This veneer is relatively defect-free and has outstanding color and grain consistency from sheet to sheet.

This product is intended for a more contemporary look. If consistency in grain or color is important for individual doors and/or drawer fronts that will be installed directly above or below one another, we highly recommend utilizing WalzCraft’s Continuous Grain Option.

This Wood Species is most suitable for Natural/Clear Coat (no stain) and light stain colors.

Learn more about Reconstituted Veneers or view our Online Catalog Options & Specifications here.

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Simulated Fly Speck Glaze Notes

Simulated Fly Speck Glaze

The “Fly Speck” glazing method utilizes a nylon brush to apply glaze randomly to the edge and face. 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, or “flicked”, 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.

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Feathered Glaze Notes

Feathered Glaze

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

This method will alter the appearance of the original stain and wood species combination and causes the color to vary between the front and back side of the product. Due to the glazing effect, it becomes necessary to apply glaze to all refacing or sheet stock, moldings and accent components. Rub Through options are not available in conjunction with the Feathered Glaze Method. The glaze used for this method is unique to this process. This option is only available with Chocolate Glaze.

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Dusted Glaze Notes

Dusted Glaze

There are two options for achieving a desired look with Dusted glaze. The first option, “Dusted” Method Solvent Wiped (DMSW), utilizes a spray gun to lightly apply glaze to the edge and face, focusing on the profiled areas. The glaze is allowed to set a short time before wiping with a clean, dry cloth dampened with mineral spirits. The glaze used for this method is unique to this process and is only available on the SolidTone® colors with an * behind them on page R2-1 of our Product Specifications Catalog. This option is only available with Graphite or Sand Dust Glaze.

The second option, “Dusted” Method Dry Wiped (DMDW), also utilizes a spray gun to lightly apply glaze to the edge and face, focusing on the profiled areas. The glaze is allowed to set a short time before it is wiped away with a clean, dry cloth, leaving the glaze build up at the desired level. The glaze used for this method is unique to this process and is only available on the SolidTone® colors with an * behind them on page R2-1 of our Product Specifications Catalog. This option is only available with Sand Dust Glaze.

Both methods will alter the appearance of the original SolidTone® color and cause a variation between the front and back side of the product. Due to the glazing effect, it becomes necessary to apply glaze to all refacing or sheet stock, moldings and accent components.

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Dry Wiped Glaze Notes

Dry Wiped Glaze

This method utilizes either a brush, rag or spray gun to apply glaze to the entire face and profiled areas of the product. The glaze is then wiped away with a clean, dry cloth, leaving the glaze build up at the desired level of intensity. Using a flow pen, glaze is then applied to the crevices, corners and profiled areas.

This method will alter the appearance of the original color and wood species combination and causes the color to vary between the front and back side of the product. Due to the glazing effect, it also becomes necessary to apply glaze to all sheet stock, moldings and accent components.

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Solvent Wiped Glaze Notes

Solvent Wiped Glaze Glaze

This method utilizes either a brush, rag or spray gun to apply glaze to the entire face and profiled areas of the product. The glaze is then wiped away with a clean, dry cloth, leaving the glaze build up at the desired level of intensity before wiping with a rag soaked with mineral spirits, to achieve the desired look. Using a flow pen, glaze is then applied to the crevices, corners and profiled areas. This method will result in a cleaner appearance than a “Dry Wiped” glaze.

Due to this process, he original color and wood species combination, will vary slightly between the front and back side of the product. Due to the glazing effect, it becomes necessary to apply glaze to all sheet stock, moldings and accent components.

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Flow Pen Glaze Notes

Flow Pen Glaze

The “Flow Pen” method utilizes a flow pen to apply glaze to the detail in profiled areas only, such as a lip or crevice. It is not necessary to apply glaze to sheet stock, unless your sheet stock has center panel face routing.

Not all profile and molding options are compatible with this glazing method. Moldings will only be glazed if there is an area for the glaze to rest. We will attempt to apply glaze to Accent Components to match the Flow Pen application as close as possible. Please note that it is not always possible to apply Flow Pen Glaze to every detail within a heavily profiled Accent Component. For the most consistent look across an entire order, we recommend using the “Dry Wiped” or “Solvent Wiped” glazing method on all products when ordering Accent Components. Flow pen is not an option for lattice products.

Rustic Grades and products with Simulated Distressing or Renaissance Distressing will not have “Flow Pen” glaze added to any of the natural and simulated defects associated with these products. Our Flow Pen Glazing Application Drawings will show you where glaze is applied to each profile.

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Simulated Stiff Straight Brush Glaze Notes

Simulated Stiff Straight Brush Glaze

This method utilizes either a brush, rag or spray gun to apply the glaze to the edge, face and profiled areas of the product. The glaze is then wiped away with a dry cotton cloth, leaving the glaze build up at the desired level of intensity before wiping with a rag soaked with mineral spirits, to achieve the desired look. Wiping with the grain will leave simulated “stiff straight brush” lines in the product.

This method will alter the appearance of the original stain and wood species combination and causes the color to vary between the front and back side of the product. Due to the glazing effect, it becomes necessary to apply glaze to all refacing or sheet stock, moldings and accent components. The glaze used for this method is unique to this process and is only available on the SolidTone® colors with an * behind them on page R2-1 of our Product Specifications Catalog. Coffee and Gray Glaze colors work best.

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3D Laminate Special Notes

Special Note

3D Laminated / RTF products are built to require very little attention where a mild detergent such as dish soap mixed with warm water is the recommended solution for cleaning.

Attention

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team.

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3D Laminate Notes

3D Laminate / RTF

Our 3D Laminate / Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) finish is an alternative to Stain and SolidTone® wood finishes. In addition to ordering 3D Laminate / RTF prefinished products, WalzCraft also offers RTF Sheet Stock including Loose Foil, Foil with 3M Pressure Sensitive Backing, and Foil with Phenolic Backing.

RTF Products

3D Laminate / RTF finish is available on 3/4″ and 1″ thick MDF core doors and drawer fronts with an Almond or White True Thermofused Melamine backing. 3D Laminate / RTF finish is also available with an assortment of other WalzCraft custom cabinet components including, moldings, knick knacks, and valances.

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Wood Species Monitor Setting

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

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Natural / Clear Coat (no stain)

Natural / Clear Coat (no stain)

Catalyzed Conversion Varnish is the base of our Natural (clear coat). Conversion varnishes produce high quality, abrasion resistant finishes. Conversion varnishes are also 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.

Although a Natural / Clear Coat (no stain) is technically not a stain color, the application of just this clear finish will change the color and appearance of most solid wood and veneer. On certain species the color change can be very noticeable. Because of this, WalzCraft strongly recommends that final decisions regarding the selection of a wood species should always be made with finished samples, even if the finish is only a Natural / Clear Coat (no stain).

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Wiping Stains

Wiping Stains

Wiping stains are applied by spraying the stain onto the product and immediately wiping off the excess material with a rag. This process is by far the most common finishing method in the wood industry.

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SolidTone Colors

SolidTone® Color

SolidTone® finishes are composed of solid color pigments mixed with topcoat. A coat of primer is applied first. After drying, the product is scuff sanded and receives a coat of solid color.

Panels that require a glue-up when made in solid wood will be manufactured in Solid MDF or Hybrid Material when ordering a SolidTone® finish. If a panel is ordered with a Rub Through option, then it will be made from Solid Wood.

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We suggest using SolidTone® colors on the following wood species:

  • Maple – Paint (Solid MDF Center Panel)
  • Birch – Paint (Solid MDF Center Panel)
  • Poplar – Paint (Solid MDF Center Panel)
  • Solid MDF (1 or 5-Piece)
  • View all Paint Grade Wood Species

For best results we recommend ordering Maple due to the natural characteristics of this material, the grain is less likely to show through after painting.

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SolidTone WoodGrain Colors

SolidTone® WoodGrain

SolidTone® WoodGrain finishes are composed of solid color pigments mixed with topcoat. This prefinish process is the same as with SolidTone® colors, minus the primer, where product is scuff sanded and receives a coat of solid color.

The SolidTone® WoodGrain finish is available in all SolidTone® colors on Ash, Hickory and Red & White Oak (excluding Quarter Sawn).

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Starter Variety Pack Details

Maple - Hard - Natural Clear Coat (No Stain)
Natural / Clear Coat (no stain) on Hard Maple Wood
Maple - Hard - Fruitwood - SNW Stain
Fruitwood (SNW) Stain on Hard Maple Wood
Maple - Hard - Honey - SNW Stain
Honey (SNW) Stain on Hard Maple Wood
Maple - Hard - Medium Brown Walnut - SNW Stain
Medium Brown Walnut (SNW) Stain on Hard Maple Wood
Maple w/ Dark Honey & Black (FP)
Maple-English-Oak-C-V3
English Oak V3 (C) Stain on Hard Maple Wood
Classic White (ST)
Ebony (ST)
Ebony (ST)
Sandstone (ST)
Sandstone (ST)
Saffron (ST)
Saffron (ST)
Maple - Paint Grade - Sage - ST
Sage (ST)
Cherry - Nutmeg - W Stain
Nutmeg (W) Stain on Cherry Wood
Cherry - Topaz - W Stain
Topaz (W) Stain on Cherry Wood
Cherry - Cinnamon (W) - Black - Flow Pen - Light - Stain and Glaze
Cherry w/ Cinnamon (W) & Black (FP)
Cherry - Cordovan - W Stain
Cordovan (W) Stain on Cherry Wood
Cherry-Scarlet-C-V3
Scarlet V3 (C) Stain on Cherry Wood
Cherry-Java-C-V3
Java V3 (C) Stain on Cherry Wood
Oak-Red - Fruitwood - W Stain
Fruitwood (W) Stain on Red Oak Wood
Red Oak w/ MBW & Brown (FP)
Oak-Red-English-Oak-C-V3
English Oak V3 (C) Stain on Red Oak Wood
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CB Set Notes 12

Color Samples

This is an In-Stock Color Block Set and is available for purchase as a complete set.

When ordering full sets, all of the blocks within that set will be chained together with no additional charge for chaining.

Color Blocks are constructed using 3 glue-ups to provide a more realistic color comparison, similar to that of a center panel in a door, and are approximately 5″W x 5⅝”L.

Ordering

To order a color blocks set, select the “Color Block Sets Form” in our E•Z Order Form, or contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

12 Month Life Expectancy

It is natural for Cherry wood to darken over time due to the natural photosensitive darkening process. For this reason, WalzCraft recommends ordering new samples if the current date exceeds the “Ship Date” by more than 1 year.

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CB Set Notes 24

Color Samples

This is an In-Stock Color Block Set and is available for purchase as a complete set.

When ordering full sets, all of the blocks within that set will be chained together with no additional charge for chaining.

Color Blocks are constructed using 3 glue-ups to provide a more realistic color comparison, similar to that of a center panel in a door, and are approximately 5″W x 5⅝”L.

Ordering

To order a color blocks set, select the “Color Block Sets Form” in our E•Z Order Form, or contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

24 Month Life Expectancy

We recommend ordering new samples if the current date exceeds the “Ship Date” by more than 2 years.

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Wood Species Monitor Setting – Species Darkens

Special Note About Photosensitive Darkening

Due to the natural photosensitive darkening process that occurs with Cherry, Lyptus, Mahogany and Sapele, we advise that you finish these products immediately upon receiving.

If a color variation transpires, simply exposing the product to direct natural sunlight will help to result in a more even shading. Traces of shadowing (darkening) may be visible, and considered acceptable, on the back sides of product.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion.

Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.