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
Hand select the finest wood
Manual hand sanding line for a smooth consistent finish and cross
Dust particles removed and quality inspected
A sap stain is applied to tone and balance the color and grain
Grain enhancing dye stain adds color depth
Hand rubbed wiping stain applied for complete color coverage
The surfaces are air dried and inspected for color
The first coat of durable catalyzed sealer is applied
Oven-cured providing a tough, durable, baked-on finish
Hand sanded with fine grit sandpaper and quality inspected
The second coat of catalyzed melamine enriched sealer is applied
Our products are oven-cured a second time
Hand sanded again to provide a smooth surface for topcoat
Some finishes receive a shading technique
The surface is again hand sanded
Hand wiped with tack cloth in preparation for final topcoat
Inspected for consistency of shading or glazing
A third coat of sealer is applied
The surfaces are hand sanded again
Resin blend melamine enriched topcoat is applied
Conversion varnish topcoat is oven cured, creating a tough,
Personally quality inspected 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
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.