Wood Finish Process
USED ON MANGO, ACACIA & NEEM WOODS
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.
SEVEN STEP CATALYZED FINISH
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.
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.
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.**