Author Archives: jody toole
Located in Porter Ranch this is a white oak kitchen dating back to the 1970’s. That makes it about 40 yrs. old. But, because it is solid oak it is still in very good condition. We stripped the existing finish with … Continue reading
This job required a bomb proof finish that would stand up to heavy usage, extensive exposure to water, sunlight, household cleaners and whatever else might be spilled on a kitchen countertop. And, oh, by the way, the finish had to … Continue reading
Prior to our arrival this door had been worked on by another contractor. He botched it thoroughly and then attempted to strip off his finish. This was botched also, so that when we arrived we found a door that required extensive prep … Continue reading
The entry doors pictured below received the same treatment as the garage doors in the previous post. We stood the doors up to spray because catalyzed polyurethane is an oil based product (slow to dry) and will attract dust like a … Continue reading
On this job the homeowner was certain of three things: 1- the lacquer smell would force them to sleep in the guest house 2- dust would permeate the entire house 3- the wall paint would be damaged by the refinishing process. … Continue reading
A true classic, the paint & glaze finish. For this job we chose to start with a white lacquer paint with a clear sealer topcoat. With this as our base we then applied a glaze of van dyke brown followed … Continue reading
Randy Redfern likes cherry wood. And he likes it in its natural state. So, to achieve the natural, aged cherry look the cabinets were allowed to sit unfinished for probably about three months prior to our finishing work. To enrich … Continue reading
Quartz, a change of pace from granite or marble.
In my previous post I waxed rhapsodic about the Mark 10 RTC fume sucking wind machine. In this post let’s take a look at the aftermath and see how it all worked out. The pictures tell the story.