Since 1961, the Wellborn family has owned and operated Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., located in Ashland, Alabama. Our goal is to provide kitchen and bath cabinets crafted by dedicated Wellborn employees with the utmost quality and care.

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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.

  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 timed
  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

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

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.

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