Wellborn takes great pride and care with the finishing of our kitchen furniture. Years of research partnered with development through Valspar have resulted in The WellGuard Finishing System — a 24-step superb finishing process. Shown below are some of the key quality aspects of our finishing process which all of our stained finishes receive.
the finest wood
hand sanding line
for a smooth consistent finish and cross grain elimination
Dust particles removed and
A sap stain is applied to
tone and balance
the color and grain
Grain enhancing dye stain adds color depth
wiping stain applied for complete color coverage
The surfaces are air dried and
The first coat of
durable catalyzed sealer
providing a tough, durable, baked-on finish
with fine grit sandpaper and quality inspected
The second coat of catalyzed
sealer is applied
Our products are
a second time
again to provide a smooth surface for topcoat
Some finishes receive a
The surface is again
with tack cloth in preparation for final topcoat
for consistency of shading or glazing
of sealer is applied
The surfaces are
topcoat is applied
Conversion varnish topcoat is oven cured, creating a tough,
using a sheen meter
UV drying station
completes the curing process
Finished wood components are stored in
individual staging racks
to prevent scratches
The WellGuard Finishing System has been tested against 17 common household chemicals and food products and passed beautifully. Those agents include:
The 20 person manual sanding line and hand orbital sanding processes provide a consistent finish.
Doors, drawer fronts and face frames are individually inspected for a smooth flawless surface that is properly prepared for The WellGuard Finishing System.
Stains are applied using hand-held spray equipment.
After the color stain is high pressure sprayed, the surfaces are hand rubbed to enhance the wood grain characteristics.
To build a base for the topcoat, surfaces are hand sanded after each coat of sealer guaranteeing a smooth even finish.