You’ve chosen the joinery design that suits your sense of style and is just what you need, now you have to decide on a paint or stain finish.

The good news is that this is a matter of personal preference, there is no right or wrong option. It depends on whether you want a solid opaque paint finish in any colour, or the translucent finish of a stain which allows the grain of the timber to come through.

There is a world of choice out there to allow you to express yourself, whether bold and bright, classy or traditional.

Our experts believe that if you choose an oak front door, for example, it would be a shame to paint over and cover up the natural beauty of the wood. A stain or a lacquer, which needs to be protective and water repellent of course, would allow you to appreciate the mighty oak’s quality in all its beauty.

For those who want to make a statement in colour, there is a wide colour palette to choose from. You are not restricted to white gloss these days and finishes can be either a satin, eggshell or a matt finish. The latter has become increasingly popular.

All timbers can be painted or stained. If oak lends itself to a stained finish, something like Accoya, a modified treated timber noted for its durability, is more suited to an opaque paint finish.

The choice of painting or staining your windows, doors and other joinery items is up to you.

All paint and stain finishsd can be applied traditionally by hand or spray coated in our state-of-the-art spray booth.

Whatever you choose, or if you need help or advice, we have people with the know-how to guide you.

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