Friday, March 22, 2013

How To Age The Wood In Your Home

1.  Soak steel wool in vinegar overnight.  Make sure the steel wool is completely covered with vinegar.

2.  Pour the vinegar through a coffee filter, catching it in another container. 

3.  Using a brush, paint onto wood surfaces. 

**Make sure you test out a small portion first, to make sure you like the color!  The vinegar solution creates a different finish depending on the type of wood it is used on.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fine Paints of Europe Eurolux Varnish

We're using Fine Paints of Europe Eurolux varnish in a Kirkland condo, and it's turning out great!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Medina Residence

Take a look at this beautiful home we completed about three years ago.  Today, we're back to start repainting for the new owners.  There is so much beautiful woodwork detail inside this home!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How To Create A Crackle Finish

We created a crackle finish sample in our shop with Sherwin Williams products.  Take a look!

Staining Alder Cabinets

We have been creating custom colors for our clients for over three decades! We use Daly's products for all of our wood staining, and in this case, we combined it with Pratt & Lambert glaze to obtain the detailing you see in the photo.

Our customer gave us the sample piece in the top right-hand corner of the photo for us to match. Then, we were brought a complete set of raw, alder kitchen cabinets to stain. Here are the steps we took to get the look:

1. Distress wood
2. Benite
3. Stain with Daly's wood stain
4. 1 coat of AC sealer conversion varnish
5. Glaze with Pratt & Lambert
6. 1 coat of AC sealer conversion varnish
7. 2 coats of Krystal conversion varnish

What do you think? Can you tell the difference between the sample and our match?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lead Testing

Today we tested a 100-year-old home in Seattle for lead.  This customer was referred by Daly's Paint, and after we wash the home, we'll strip the paint completely off.  The home has cedar siding which becomes soft when wet, so it requires a more delicate wash as compared to other homes.  The customer chose Daly's C2 colors for this home:
C2 "Wall Street" body color
C2 "Noodle" trim

Friday, June 22, 2012

Furniture Refinishing

Today at the shop we're sanding patio furniture we picked up from a customer's home. Sanding is the second step in our refinishing process. The first, as seen in the photo above, was pressure washing each piece of furniture to ensure that they are completely clean before sanding.

After sanding, our shop crew will start the staining process with Daly's deck stain. We are using deck stain because it is very durable and best suited for outdoor furniture. More info on Daly's deckstain here.