Factory pre-finishing is a hallmark of our company. Our pre-finishing experience began over 30 years ago, and our finishes are renowned in the door industry. We offer the highest quality factory-applied stains, glazes, and topcoats—available in 29 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 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.

Pre-Finished Jambs (Pre-Hung Doors)

If you select pre-hanging for your door, the jamb will be pre-finished matching the pre-finish color you select for your door. The jambs and stop are finished separately, providing for on-site adjustment of the stop without finish touch-up.

Color Options

Twenty-nine color options are available, shown here in the following palettes:

Stain Illustrations
Stain Illustration
Stain Illustrations
Stain Illustration

Glazing beautifully shadows the profiles and edges of the door.

Glaze Illustrations
Glaze Illustration
Glaze Illustrations
Glaze Illustration

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

Light Glazes

Yampa River Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Poudre River Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Glacier Point Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Golden Horn Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Rio Grande River Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Slate River Glaze (Matte Sheen)

Dark Glazes

Fall River Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Hope Mountain Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Longs Peak Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Eagle River Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Dyer Mountain Glaze (Matte Sheen)

Red Glazes

Snake River Glaze (Matte Finish)
Animas River Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Roan Creek Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Maroon Peak Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Redcliff Mountain Glaze (Matte Sheen)

Gray Stains & Glazes

Blue River Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Grays Peak Glaze (Matte Sheen)
Winter Rye Stain (Satin Sheen)
Fig Stain (Satin Sheen)
Blackcurrant Stain (Satin Sheen)

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