Once your items are veneered a number of final finishes can be applied such as liming, tinting, dyeing, staining and lacquering, these can enhance the natural grain of the chosen species.
Liming involves the application of a white liming paste to the veneer surface essentially filling the previously open areas of the grain, the excess is removed and the item then polished in the traditional manor.
Tinting involves sealing the veneered or solid timber item in a standard clear coat with further coats having a pigment mixed with the lacquer, typically used with timber species that may be subject to increased sap.
Dyes can be introduced to a number of veneer species prior to their pressing to the substrate, by immersing the veneer in its raw state into a liquid dyeing agent and applying pressure the selected colour permeates the whole thickness of the veneer, enabling the veneer to be pressed, sanded and polished as per a natural veneer.
Mass produced furniture is often dyed to eliminate the colour differences which arise from one log to the other and a wide colour spectrum is obtainable.
Staining is similar to the dying process except it occurs after the product has been veneered and sanded, which once applied penetrates into the veneer.
The most common finish for our veneered or solid timber items is the traditional clear lacquering of the product, as standard we offer a 30% sheen Polyurethane Lacquer finish.
In addition customers can select specialist finishes such as fire retardant and anti-bacterial coatings.