Factory pre-finishing is a hallmark of our company. Our pre-finishing experience began over 25 years ago, and our finishes are renowned in the door industry. We offer the highest quality factory-applied stains, glazes, and topcoats—available in 24 color options. Our pre-finishes are “fine furniture” quality, providing much higher quality and lower cost than on-site painting. And our pre-finished products are ready to install, further adding value by reducing time (and scheduling) in the construction process. A summary of our pre-finishing strengths includes:

  • A minimum of 30 minutes per door hand-sanding—ensuring grain closure and perfect preparation prior to finishing
  • Top quality catalyzed conversion varnish systems (similar to high-end pre-finished cabinets and fine furniture)
  • Proprietary stain formulas created specifically for our environment and applied using HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) and air-assisted spray guns—ensuring even tones with no blotchiness
  • A “clean room”, dust-free environment not achievable on the jobsite—preventing small dust and dirt particles from settling on the product before drying
  • Six-sided coating on doors, providing moisture seal on all sides, preventing warping. Our door warranty increases from one year to five years on our pre-finished options

Step-by-Step Process

Our step-by-step process pre-finishing process includes:

  • Sanding preparation. A minimum of 30 minutes per door, starting with heavier 150 grain sand paper and working down to finer 180 grain sand paper. This ensures grain closure, required for a furniture quality finish.
  • Stain coat. Using our proprietary, solvent based stains.
  • Seal coat. Using top quality catalyzed conversion varnish to seal and protect the stained wood.
  • Seal sand. Additional sanding to smooth the sealed surface and prepare for final top coat.
  • Glaze (completed on Stain/Glaze color options only). Hand-wiped, solvent based glaze to beautifully shadow profiles and edges.
  • Top coat. The top coat provides the final finish coat of the wood, again using top quality catalyzed conversion varnish. Top coat for Exterior doors is more robust, for exposure to outside elements, including a UV (Ultra-Violet light) inhibitor.

Pre-Finished Jambs (Pre-Hung Doors)

If you select a Knotty Alder jamb, either for your Interior or Exterior door, the jamb will be pre-finished matching the pre-finish color you select for your door. For the flat or kerfed flat jambs available on Interior doors, the jambs and stop are finished separately, providing for on-site adjustment of the stop without finish touch-up.

Color Options

24 color options are available, with eight colors in each of three groups:

Stain Illustrations
Stain Illustrations
Stain Illustrations
Stain Illustrations

Glazing beautifully shadows the profiles and edges of the door.

Glaze Illustrations
Glaze Illustrations
Glaze Illustrations
Glaze Illustrations

Please note that pre-finish colors illustrated on computer screens may not exactly match the actual pre-finished colors of the doors. We assume no liability for such color discrepancies, and encourage buyers to request color samples to ensure satisfaction.

Stains

Clear Coat (Satin Sheen)
Clear Coat (Satin Sheen)
Mocha Stain (Satin Sheen)
Mocha Stain (Satin Sheen)
Cinnamon Stain (Satin Sheen)
Cinnamon Stain (Satin Sheen)
Espresso Stain (Satin Sheen)
Espresso Stain (Satin Sheen)
Copper Stain (Satin Sheen)
Copper Stain (Satin Sheen)
Cajun Stain (Satin Sheen)
Cajun Stain (Satin Sheen)
Honey Stain (Satin Sheen)
Honey Stain (Satin Sheen)
Caramel Stain (Satin Sheen)
Caramel Stain (Satin Sheen)

Pre-finish colors illustrated on computer screens may not exactly match the actual pre-finished colors of the doors.

Stains/Glazes – Brown

Glacier Point, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Glacier Point, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Poudre River, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Poudre River, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Yampa River, with Walnut Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Yampa River, with Walnut Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Rush Creek, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Rush Creek, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Golden Horn, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Golden Horn, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Rio Grande River, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Rio Grande River, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Longs Peak, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Longs Peak, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Fall River, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Fall River, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)

Pre-finish colors illustrated on computer screens may not exactly match the actual pre-finished colors of the doors.

Stains/Glazes – Red

Snake River, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Snake River, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Cimarron River, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Cimarron River, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Animas River, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Animas River, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Dyer Mountain, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Dyer Mountain, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Roan Creek, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Roan Creek, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Maroon Peak, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Maroon Peak, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Redcliff Mountain, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Redcliff Mountain, with Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Argentine Peak, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Argentine Peak, with Brown/Black Glaze (Matte Sheen)

Pre-finish colors illustrated on computer screens may not exactly match the actual pre-finished colors of the doors.