WellGuard Finishing System

Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. takes great pride and care with the finishing of our cabinetry. Years of research and development with our partner Valspar led to the development of the WellGuard Finishing System, a 24-step excellent finishing process. Some of the most important aspects of our finishing process that all of our stained finishes receive are highlighted below. Products from Home Concepts and Select have fewer finishing steps.
cabinet finishing system
  1. Hand sanded again to provide a smooth surface for topcoat
  2. Some finishes receive a shading technique
  3. The surface is again hand sanded
  4. Hand wiped with tack cloth in preparation for final topcoat
  5. Inspected for consistency of shading or glazing
  6. A third coat of sealer is applied
  7. The surfaces are hand sanded again
  8. Resin blend melamine enriched topcoat is applied
  9. Conversion varnish topcoat is oven cured, creating a tough, baked-on finish
  10. Personally quality inspected using a sheen meter
  11. UV drying station completes the curing process
  12. Finished wood components are stored in individual staging racks to prevent scratches
  1. Hand select the finest wood
  2. Manual hand sanding line for a smooth consistent finish and cross grain elimination
  3. Dust particles removed and quality inspected
  4. A sap stain is applied to tone and balance the color and grain
  5. Grain enhancing dye stain adds color depth
  6. Hand rubbed wiping stain applied for complete color coverage
  7. The surfaces are air dried and inspected for color
  8. The first coat of durable catalyzed sealer is applied
  9. Oven-cured providing a tough, durable, baked-on finish
  10. Hand sanded with fine grit sandpaper and quality inspected
  11. The second coat of catalyzed melamine enriched sealer is applied
  12. Our products are oven-cured a second time
The WellGuard Finishing System has been tested against 17 common household chemicals and food products and passed beautifully. Those agents include:
  • Gasoline
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Olive Oil
  • Ammonia
  • Fly Spray
  • Detergent
  • Soaps
  • Alcohol
  • Mustard
  • Crayons
  • Shoe Polish
  • Tea
  • Vinegar
  • Dye
  • Citric Acid
  • Beet Juice
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