Have You Seen Our Sundeleaf Spray Shop?
Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Thursday, June 21, 2018
It’s amazing how having the right tool really facilitates an efficient, excellent job. Whether it’s a specialized wrench that reaches into a tight engine space, a gardening trowel with just the right shape, or an app that manages your information just right, a great tool enables a great result! That is exactly how we at Sundeleaf Painting feel about our custom spray shop, and it is one of the ways we differentiate ourselves from other competitors here in the Portland area. It is set up just right to enable us to produce beautiful, premium-quality wood finishes.
What Do We Do in Our Spray Shop?
Whenever we are asked to refinish woodwork, we bring it to our spray shop (unless it is not possible to remove it from the house), and we work our magic!
Stripping: We have two methods of stripping off previous finishes. Manual stripping involves using sandpaper and similar abrasive tools to remove old stain, varnish, polyurethane, shellac, or even paint. Chemical stripping accomplishes the same end by using a solvent that will break down those previous coatings.
Staining: With state-of-the art equipment and old-fashioned skill, we apply beautiful colors that make the wood look rich and vibrant.
Protective Coating: From catalyzed lacquer to eco-friendly polyurethane, and everything in-between, we have a wide variety of clear coating techniques and products to choose from. We can help you get the perfect finish that will look just how you hoped, and provide lasting protection for your woodwork.
What Kinds of Wood Coatings Do We Offer?
- Air-assisted spray
- Brush-on coatings
- Airless spray for heavier coatings
- Waterborne (green) coatings
- Catalyzed lacquer
- Conversion varnish
- Traditional oil coatings
- Alkyd coatings
- Glaze finishes
- Clear finishes
- Deep colors
- Wood toning
- Color-clear coats
- Natural oil
- Hand-rub oil
Wood Finishing Expertise
Everyone knows that the tool doesn’t make the craftsman. Our spray shop would be useless if it weren’t for the knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated, detail-oriented, patient craftsmen who work there! In their hands, wood is transformed into a masterpiece of style and beauty.
What’s in Our Wood Spray Booth?
An exhaust system pulls out overspray (keeping the finish smooth and even) and filters out particulates (so there’s no dust landing in the drying coatings).
Drying racks provide a space-effective system for allowing items to dry evenly and thoroughly.
Then of course, there is our supply area, with the stains and coatings we use regularly, our spray equipment, and our hand tools for manual work.
Color Matching for Wood Stains
When you have a specific original color that you want to restore your wood to, or when you want your wood to match a specific tone and color, Sundeleaf Painting can provide accurate color matching for wood stains and finishes.
Wood Finishing and Restoration in the Portland Metropolitan Area
If you have quality woodwork in your home that needs refinishing, restoration, or staining, Sundeleaf Painting would love to serve you. We work in the Portland metropolitan area and also in Southwest Washington. Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have, or you can schedule a free estimate.
Would you like to see some pictures of our spray shop in action? Check out our portfolio!