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Before Wood Graining

After Wood Graining


Urban Revivals can imitate the beautiful, random patterns inherent in wood grains, as shown on this inexpensive "Home Depot" white cabinet door (at left), and on a simple painted pine post, as shown at right. These techniques were considered very cosmopolitan in the 19th century, and can still instantly transform dull walls, doors, cabinets, and columns today. 

Wood grains are created by applying alkyd primers (if required), base coat, glazes, and lacquer or varnish finishes. Glazes are applied with brushes, rockers, sable liners, and specialty wood combs and fleckers. Many grains (see chart) can be closely approached by faux finish. Before any project, you will be provided with a sample of the end result, in order to fine tune your preferences, colors, and finish. The post, shown at right, is a sample piece created for a client renovating the posts in her interior stairwell (see the whole job).

Glazed finishes are ideal for bedrooms and hallways featuring medieval, Anglo-Japanese, or Gothic furnishings.

Metallic glazes may also be used to create antique finishes for cabinetry.  Contact us for more information.

Before Wood Graining

After Wood Graining






Faux Wood GrainingUrban Revivals' work in gilding and ebonizing was Featured in Jan/Feb 2005 Issue of PaintPro Magazine

Excellent Graining Reference

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