Finish Descriptions

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Stained finishes enhance the natural characteristics of each individual wood species by enriching natural grain direction and color quality. Stain colors range from light to darker tones and enhance the overall appearance and feel of your room. Unfinished cabinetry can also be a desired look and is also available. 

 

 

Stains

Stain: Stained finishes enhance the natural characteristics of each individual wood species by enriching natural grain direction and color quality. Stain colors range from light to darker tones and enhance the overall appearance and feel of your room. Unfinished cabinetry can also be a desired look and is also available. View custom colors.

Wash Stains
 

Wash Stain: Our wash finish fits uniquely between a stain and an opaque. The pigments in this semi-transparent stain are light enough to allow the subtle, underlying wood grain to show through and yet gives a soft wash of color overall. Wash stains are available on Cherry, Rustic Cherry, Alder, Rustic Alder, Quartersawn Oak, Oak and Rustic Oak. View wash stain colors.

Opaque Enamels

Opaque finishes give you flexibility. Depending on the application, opaques can fit any style. Opaques have the ability to add unexpected pops of color, heighten the luxury factor, or even give a casually aged appearance. And remember, you’re not limited to just opaques. Mix and match opaque and stain finishes for a pleasing contrast.

McGrath's opaque finishes are available on Maple, Rustic Alder, Oak and Rustic Oak. Our opaque enamel finish is a catalyzed conversion enamel applied in a 7-step process to achieve a multi-layer and highly durable finish. We use an enamel finish as it is considered one of the hardest in the industry. 

Standard Opaque: Our standard opaque colors cover all the basics. View colors.

Designer Opaque: Our designer opaque colors are specially chosen to coordinate with popular home interior trends. View colors.

Custom Opaque: If you haven't found your perfect color yet, then let McGrath customize a color just for you. McGrath will match any major brand paint color. The options are endless! Contact your McGrath dealer for more details. 

Glazes

Glazed finishes are designed to bring out dimension and depth. Hand applied over the top of your stain or opaque color choice, glazes build up in corners and edges, accentuating the finest details. This effect will also deepen your color choice giving an overall warmer tone. Glaze finishes are especially dramatic on the more detailed door styles. Not all glaze techniques or glaze colors are available on every stain and opaque color.

The images below show how each glaze technique produces a unique finish. The first image is an Ivory opaque door with no glaze. The next three images all have a Wheat Glaze applied using one of our three glaze techniques.
glaze examples

Standard Glaze: McGrath uses a hand-applied, wet glaze. Glaze is applied to all finished components and is designed to build-up in the profiles and corners while the rest of the component is wiped clean. Wet glazes will slightly tone the base color. Available on stains and opaques.

Brushstroke Glaze: Choose this finish for a truly artistic look. It starts by first applying a Standard Glaze finish as described above to achieve accents in the profiles and corners. Then subtle brushstroke lines are hand applied on all flat surfaces. Available on select Maple opaques.

Feather Glaze: A softer, more delicate glaze finish. Feather Glaze gives you subtle, hand applied glaze lines on all flat surfaces without the heavier glaze build up in the profiles and corners. Some slight build-up will occur. Available on select Maple opaques.

 

Reclaimed Patina

Reclaimed Patina is an all-natural finish technique that accelerates wood's natural aging process to give you the look of wood that's been weathered by the elements. Each wood reacts to the Patina finish process in its own unique way, resulting in a completely different look based on the wood species selected. Additionally, this finish technique is characterized by greater color tone variations overall so no two doors or components will be alike for a truly one-of-a-kind look. Recalimed Patina finish darkens with age and exposure to sunlight. Available on select door styles in Alder, Rustic Alder, Hickory, Rustic Hickory, Oak and Rustic Oak.

Top Coat
 

Top Coat: Top coat application is completed on our state-of-the-art flat line finish system. McGrath’s top coat is a catalyzed conversion varnish, oven cured for a superior seal and the durability to withstand the elements of everyday living.

Urban Elements
Loft - Textured Melamine Colors


Urban Elements
Metro & Soho - Rift Cut Veneer

All rift cut veneers are shown in Natural below. Rift cut veneers are available in any stain color that's offered for that wood specie. View colors.