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Wood Finish Process

All of our glues, finishes, stains and sealers are Eco-Friendly, LOW-VOC and/or WATER BASED.  This ensures a quality standard of strength, durability, consistency of color and moisture resistance.
1.  Patina Layer:  After the entire surface has been hand-planed, the craftsman layers on a black patina.  This is subsequently sanded off, but the dark accents will remain inside of grooves, notches and distressed surface areas.
2.  Sanding of the Patina:  This is a crucial aspect of the finishing process and must be done completely by hand.  This ensures the right amount of distressing and patina is present to create the old-world feel of the collection.
3-4.  Sealer coats applied.
5-6.  Lacquer coats applied.  Bonds with the sealer to create a highly moisture resistant and durable finish.
7.  Final Polishing and Touch Up
The catalyzed process will protect your furniture for generations.  While the catalyzation creates a bond between sealer and lacquer layers, care still needs to be given to extend the finish.  Scratching, placing excessively hot items on top or using acetone/nail polish remover can harm the finish.  In case of damage to the finish, an authorized Mohawk repair specialist can easily remedy almost all finishes through a simple repair process.
**Most Fir and Pine products use a stain or white wash and are typically not finished with a sealant.  Special attention and care needs to be taken to ensure any spills are immediately tended to.  In the case that a stain occurs, correcting the finish may involve sanding the wood with a fine sandpaper to remove the stain.**