Painting, Staining and Touch-Ups

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Information for Sandblasted Products

Steps needed to finish Sandblasted Beams and Products.

Quick Ship Beams:

  • Prefinish - QuickShip beams are available prefinished in an interior grade rich walnut stain. Most often touch up can be done with a black sharpie.

    • Walnut Touch Up Stain - Touch up stain is available for purchase. Walnut stain is a solvent based stain that must be lightly feathered on. The stain dries very quickly and a little goes a long way. To touch up the beam, we strongly suggest practicing on a scrap piece first.
      1. We recommend a 20-24 gauge paint brush
      2. Lightly apply the stain to the tip of the brush
      3. Wipe excess stain off the brush until it's nearly dry
      4. Lightly feather the brush over the desired area to apply stain
        • A little goes a long way
          • Not applying the stain correctly can cause two issues.
            • Touch up area can become very dark
            • Too much stain can reactivate dry stain on the beam. This reactivation can actually remove stain if not carefully applied.

    • Outdoor Use - The walnut finish is an interior grade stain. If using the product outdoors, we recommend purchasing unfinished product. If you would like to use the prefinished Walnut beams outdoors, a third party UV protective coating must be applied over the beams to prevent fading.

  • Unfinished Quick Ship Beams - Unfinished beams can be finished a number of way. The beams are coated in a clear product which aids in the adhesion of several products.
    • Easy Quick Method - With a painters brush apply a Gel-Stain to the beams. Most Gel-Stains allow for long working times and are typically more forgiving.
    • Deluxe Finish - Prime the beam in a high quality latex paint. Such as Benjamin Moore's interior primer. Primer colors can drastically change the look of the finished product. Once completely dry (please follow drying instructions on can) then apply a deck stain. Deck stains can be formulated in just about any color. Deck stains can be applied by roller or brush. Once applied, follow standard finishing techniques to reach desired effect.

Colors Available:

  • Custom faux beams are available in Walnut and Unfinished. Touchup kits are available for all colors. These colors can be touched up relatively easy with a standard paint brush.
  • Unfinished custom beams are shipped with a khaki color primary coat, to allow for easy finishing.

 

Information for Custom Products

Please note that a High Quality Water Based semi transparent stain will usually work best on our Beams for staining, or, a high quality Latex Paint for Painting. DO NOT use Oil Based Stains or Paints, as they will not dry properly on our products.

Steps needed to finish Quick Ship Timber, Custom Timber, Quick Ship Woodland, Quick Ship Rough Hewn, Custom Rough Hewn, Custom Heritage, Custom Beachwood, Custom Heavy Sandblasted, Custom Driftwood, Custom Rough Sawn, Custom Tuscany, Custom Woodland, Custom Axed, Custom Hand Hewn, Custom Aspen, Custom Smooth, Custom Recessed Smooth and Custom Resawn.

  1. Dip paint brush into stain and let stain drip out of brush
  2. Wipe or brush off stain left in brush onto a clean cotton rag or towel
  3. Quickly "dry brush" remaining stain onto area to be patched
  4. Do not put stain on top of existing stain - the dry stain will become darker with multiple coats - also if left on the new stain will re-emulsify dry stain if left on too long
  5. Repeat if necessary

Custom Colors Available:

  • Custom faux beams are available in Gray Patina, Early American, Burnt Mocha, Red Cherry, Unfinished, Walnut, Cedar, Cinnamon, Oak, Java and Light Oak. Touchup kits are available for all colors. These colors can be touched up relatively easy with a standard paint brush.
  • Unfinished custom are shipped with a khaki color primary coat, to allow for easy finishing.

Note: Not all colors are available in custom textures, see chart below or product pages for availability.

We highly recommend obtaining an unfinished sample for the following reasons:

  1. To bring to your local Paint expert/supplier for their recommendation on which of their products will work best on our Materials. Since there are many different Paint Manufacturers and Products, your local expert should be able to best recommend which of their products will work best.
  2. To "practice on" before your Beam order is delivered so that you are prepared to Stain or Paint your Beams

 

Information for Unfinished Products;

Please note that a High Quality Water Based semi transparent stain will usually work best on our Beams for staining, or, a high quality Latex Paint for Painting. DO NOT use Oil Based Stains or Paints, as they will not dry properly on our products.

Steps needed to finish Rustic, Raised Grain, Roughsawn, Chamfered, Windswept, Belmont, Pecky Cypress Regal, Regal 2 and Panels.

  1. Dip paint brush into stain and let stain drip out of brush
  2. Wipe or brush off stain left in brush onto a clean cotton rag or towel
  3. Quickly "dry brush" remaining stain onto area to be patched
  4. Do not put stain on top of existing stain - the dry stain will become darker with multiple coats - also if left on the new stain will re-emulsify dry stain if left on too long
  5. Repeat if necessary

We highly recommend obtaining an unfinished sample for the following reasons:

  1. To bring to your local Paint expert/supplier for their recommendation on which of their products will work best on our Materials. Since there are many different Paint Manufacturers and Products, your local expert should be able to best recommend which of their products will work best.
  2. To "practice on" before your Beam order is delivered so that you are prepared to Stain or Paint your Beams.

 

Colors Available

What colors do beams originally come in?

The original color depends on the style. Please refer to the diagram below:


Beam Style

Colors available

Custom Aspen
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Early American
Early American
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Custom Hand Hewn
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Early American
Early American
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Custom Woodland
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Timber
Unfinished
Unfinished
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Raised Grain
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Rustic
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Rough Sawn
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Pecky Cypress
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Sandblasted
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Windswept
Unfinished
Unfinished
Chalet
Pine
Pine
Regal
White
White
Regal 2
White
White
Belmont
Unfinished
Unfinished
Custom Axed
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Early American
Early American
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Chamfered
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Golden Oak
Golden Oak
Custom Tuscany
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Heavy Sandblasted
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Early American
Early American
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Custom Resawn
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Early American
Early American
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Custom Rough Sawn
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Heritage
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Early American
Early American
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Custom Driftwood
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Early American
Early American
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Custom Smooth
Unfinished
Unfinished
Custom Rough Hewn
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Hand Hewn
Rustic Natural
Rustic Natural
Charred Brown
Charred Brown
Cocoa
Cocoa
White Wash
White Wash
Warm Natural
Warm Natural
Ash
Ash
Barn Red
Barn Red
Barn Board
Rustic Natural
Rustic Natural
Charred Brown
Charred Brown
Cocoa
Cocoa
White Wash
White Wash
Warm Natural
Warm Natural
Ash
Ash
Barn Red
Barn Red
Wire Brush
Rustic Natural
Rustic Natural
Charred Brown
Charred Brown
Cocoa
Cocoa
White Wash
White Wash
Warm Natural
Warm Natural
Ash
Ash
Barn Red
Barn Red
Quick Ship Rough Hewn
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Smooth Recessed
Unfinished
Unfinished
Custom Beachwood
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Quick Ship Woodland
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Quick Ship Timber
Unfinished
Unfinished
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut

* Unfinished beams can be easily stained or painted to match any decor. Unfinished Timber and Sandblasted beams come unprimed. All other unfinished beams come pre-primed.
** These beams are prepped for painting and come pre-primed in white.


 

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