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Drew Chan 1881, Inc...Finishing Touches
Below are pictorials of some of our more commonly requested finishes:
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...for a more unique look.  We put a coat of latex matte paint (color of your choice) on the chair/stool.  Then we sand along the edges of the chair/stool.  We seal it with an environmentally safe water-base polyurethane.  The final application is a coat of brown Briwax to protect the finishing and to give the chair/stool an aged appeal.
We apply a coat of stain (color of your choice) on the chair/stool.  We spray the edges of the piece with black latex paint.  We seal the finish with a coat of environmentally safe water-base polyurethane.  The final application is a coat of Briwax to give the finishing an added protection and a subtle sheen.
...for a more contemporary style.  We put a coat of latex flat paint (color of your choice) on the chair/stool.  The final application is a coat of Briwax to protect the paint and give the painted chair/stool a subtle sheen.
Sanded (Rubbed)
...for an instant antique.  We put a coat of latex flat paint (color of your choice) on the chair/stool.  Then we sand along the edges to give the chair an aged look.  We seal it with polyurethane. The final application is a coat of brown Briwax to protect the areas of exposed wood and to give the finish a subtle sheen.
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Stained
...to highlight the depth and beauty of the wood.  We put a coat of water-based or oil base stain (color of your choice) on the chair/stool.  We seal it with polyurethane.  The final application is a coat of Briwax to give the finishing an added protection and a subtle sheen.
...for a highly distress appearance.  We put a coat of latex flat paint (color of your choice) on the chair/stool using a special brush stroke technique so as to purposely not cover all exposed wood.  We then put a coat of water-based polyurethane stain on the chair/stool.  The final application is a coat of Briwax to protect the finish.
Start fresh or match your existing decor.  The ultimate satisfaction comes when your piece of Drew Chan 1881, Inc furniture is finished just the way you want it.  Your choices are unlimited!

Drew Chan 1881, Inc. has a $55 minimum charge (which includes material and labor) per item for standard finishing services.  We also offer other specialty finishing techniques -- such as, but not limited to, two-tone or texturing -- that may have a minimum $15 per item additional charge.

When furniture is finished at Drew Chan 1881 Inc., we apply, at a minimum, a coat of color/stain, a coat of polyurethane sealer and a coat of Briwax. 
This process will protect your furniture and ensure years of durability.

Custom Finishing is a specialized craft which requires time and patience.
Therefore, please allow  4 - 8 weeks for completion.

We suggest that you phone us at either (678) 522-0289 or (404) 351-5717 to discuss finishing details, as there are many different options available.
[pictured above:  Golden Oak]
[pictured above:  Painted Black]
[pictured above:  Sanded Black]
[pictured above:  Antiqued Olive]
Once you have made your furniture and finish selection, we can advise you on how to care for your purchase.  Your special finishing touches and careful maintenance combined with our quality furniture will allow you to begin your own tradition in heirloom quality furniture collecting.
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[pictured above:  Rustic Black]
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This page was last updated on: April 2, 2009
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[pictured above:  Antiqued Tudor Brown]
Painted/Sanded Black     Painted/Sanded Chianti     Painted/Sanded White Linen     Painted/Sanded Olive
Rustic Black     Q-Red     Q-White
Antiqued Tudor Brown     Antiqued Dark Walnut
Colonial Pine Stain     Dark Walnut Stain     Special Walnute Stain     Golden Oak Stain
STANDARD FINISHES / COLORS
Q-Red Effect
...for a warm rustic appearance.  We put a coat of latex red paint on the chair/stool.  Then we sand and seal it with polyurethane. The final application is a coat of brown Briwax to protect the areas of exposed wood and to give the finish a subtle sheen.
Q-White Effect
...for a warm rustic appearance.  We put a coat of latex white paint on the chair/stool.  Then we sand and seal it with polyurethane. The final application is a coat of brown Briwax to protect the areas of exposed wood and to give the finish a subtle sheen.
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GLOSSARY
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WOOD FINISHES
Bleaching - A method of lightening the overall color of the wood.

Distressing - Using various tools to create the scratches, dents and wear that is characteristic of aged wood.

Polyurethane - A clear plastic coating that is highly resistant to abrasion and wear; can be used on all types of wood surfaces.

Stain - A natural or synthetic chemical used to color and highlight wood grain; can be water, oil or spirit-based.

Wash - A light, diluted coat of paint.

Wax - A "renewable" finish added to wood to protect and enhance the natural appearance; can be used on bare or stained wood.