The finishing touch

We’ve done just about every colour there is when it comes to finishing our products to our clients. Different shades of brown, ebony, grey and wax tones but how does one tell what they really want and how to decipher the difference between certain colours?

At Two Birds Furniture there’s more than one way to get to the colour you want and we’re going to show you what kind of finish coats you can have on one product.



Wax

Wax coats are our most popular way to finish your door with the most optimal tones you can have. Our waxes come in a handful of finish colours including Tudor Brown (Most Popular), Ebony, Mahogany and even clear coated waxes have been used by us in the past. Just simply apply the product on to the working surface you’re using and apply the wax in nice straight applications. You can usually add 1-3 coats of the product for lighter or darker tones and you can add more than one colour to get a certain shade you’re looking for. Wax looks also depend on like any other product, the texture and condition the wood is in.

Tudor Brown Wax



Stain

Oil stains which can be found at any local hardware store. Our colours range from dark walnut, provincial and other brown tones depending what the colour match leads us to. A stained door has a more “Painted” look to it as the application is usually thicker for wood we’re using, stains because they’re oil based and need a more controlled environment to apply them to a surface to and depending on the season, weather conditions (yes even in a heated shop) oil stains can take much longer and be a bit more difficult to control what tones you’re going to get. Sometime 3-4 or even five coats might be used to try and match the colours.

Dark Walnut Stain on a Heritage Door



Wash Coats

Wash coats can be described as two different concepts. The first being added a different colour in a light enough definition to a wood surface but still show the original tone of the wood. Example Grey Wash is with a piece of grey material, lightly lathered in a white or other colour that still shows the grey character (Add pic)

The second of wash coats is lightening the application of a stain or wax. Where you’re going from a potential dark walnut stain and lightening the tones by either applying a coat of sheen to the wood first or by wiping the pigments of an oil stain to get a lighter colour. The same goes for waxes, the less you use, the less dark it is.

Dark Walnut Wash