While stains, paints and enhancements make your cabinets beautiful, the topcoats are the “unsung heroes” that make those cabinets last. In addition, the gloss, or sheen, level of the topcoat works with the stain, paint or enhancement to bring out the wood grain or add some shine. Click the “+” below to learn more about our state-of-the-art finish process.
Standard gloss has the highest level of light reflectivity, at around 35%. Standard is available in all four product lines.
Matte is a mid-sheen option with roughly 15% reflectivity, and is offered in Cornerstone, Millennia and Katana.
Lo-Luster is nearly flat, with just 5% reflectivity. Lo-Luster is also offered in Cornerstone, Millennia and Katana.
Because wood naturally expands and contracts with seasonal changes in temperature and humidity, there is movement at the seams of the cabinet doors that will look like the paint is “cracking” at the joints. Hairline cracks occur wherever there’s a joint between pieces of wood with grain running in different directions. For example, the joints between stiles (vertical pieces) and rails (horizontal pieces) on mortise and tenon doors, or the face frames that surround the door openings.
Read our “What to Expect” flyer for more details.