You spend a good amount of time choosing the finish on your cabinets and furniture. Aside from the type of materials you choose, finishes are likely the biggest decision that needs to be made. Industrial wood finishing brings your wood pieces, including furniture and cabinets to life. How they get there is no simple task and unless you majored in chemistry and carpentry, it takes a professional to get the job done right.
The Skills Required
Industrial wood finishing involves a multi-step process that involves compounds, expert application process, and often a whole lot of elbow grease. Before that beautiful sleigh bed or kitchen island found it’s way into your home, it went through a process that ultimately gave it it’s colour and character. Industrial wood finishers need an array of skills and know-how to get the job done.
- How to properly test finishes on wood
- An understanding of different woods and how they behave under different process
- A working knowledge of colour theory and chemical process
- Familiarity with the tools used in industrial wood finishing including curing equipment, paint rooms and any automation.
- Understanding of environmental laws concerning chemical use and their effect on the environment.
- Cost control and an understanding of economics.
It’s important to note that the kind of wood used in any project is only part of the financial equation. Industrial wood finishing represents 25% of the overall cost of wood products. Timeline and quantity will also affect the price.
The Tools Required
Some wood items in the home take more abuse than others. Kitchen cabinets are a good example of wood products in the home that needs to be long lasting and durable. A superior wood finish will make or break a kitchen cabinet’s overall look. A quality finish involves a lot more than a good coat of paint. Whether your cabinets are being finished for the first time or are being refinished, industrial wood finishing will ensure it’s the last time.
Industrial wood finishing requires many industrial tools that make a do it yourself job impossible.
- Cooling tunnels
- Wash Booths
- Spray rooms
- Paint and powder curing ovens
- Powder coating booths
- Thermal oxidizers
Industrial wood finishers produce the quality wood pieces consumers demand. They are able to create a flawless finish in an efficient and economical way. The skill set that industrial wood finishers possess is a mixture of carpentry and artistic knowledge. While wood stays the same, the trends are always moving and keeping up is essential. The industry is always evolving under ever-changing technology, and industrial wood finishers both apply and drive these changes. Wood lives and breaths. Industrial wood finishing treats it as such.
So if you’re looking to expand the life of your cabinets by applying industrial wood finishing, contact us today. Our team of experts at Trends Wood Finishing will be ready to help you with all your cabinetry needs.