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Painting, Staining and Touch-Ups

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How to finish — Timber and Sandblasted products.

How to finish — Windswept, Belmont, Custom Woodland, Arched Woodland, Custom Tuscany, Arched Tuscany, Custom Axed, Pecky Cypress Pergola Beams, Custom Hand Hewn, Custom Aspen beams, and Panels.

How to match our Pre-finished Walnut Woodland, Tuscany, Axed, Pecky Cypress beams, and walnut Panels.

What colors do beams originally come in?

How do I stain my beams to look like Knotty Pine?

How to paint our Faux Beams.

 
 

How to Finish - Timber and Sandblasted

Steps needed to finish Timber and Sandblasted Beams and Products.

These products come completely unfinished and are raw polyurethane with no primer on them.

Start your faux wood painting project by priming the beams before staining.
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Step 1.

When starting a faux wood painting project, you will need to prime your beams prior to staining. We recommend a water base primer such as Benjamin Moore ‘Fresh Start” 100% acrylic all-purpose primer (as shown above). Spray or brush your product with the primer. You will have to experiment as to what color the primer should be.

We’ve achieved the best with a peanut color: Start with Deep color Base 023 04 and then tint with BK-10 OY-2x28 RX-8.

When the primer is dry, it’s time to start staining your artificial wood beam.
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Step 2.

After the primer is dry you are ready to stain. Use a Water Base Acrylic Deck stain. We recommend using Sherwin Williams “DeckScapes” OR Benjamin Moore semi-transparent deck stain "Arborcoat" (as shown above).

For good coverage and a better finish on your faux wood painting project, use a good quality brush for application. It's best to apply the stain approximately 4 feet at a time (how heavy to apply the coat of stain depends on your judgment).

Before the stain dries, use a moist soft rag or cheese cloth to gently wipe off some stain to lighten the color. The harder you wipe, the more stain will come off and result in a lighter finish. You may need to practice how much pressure to use when wiping to achieve your desired result. For best results, make sure you periodically rinse the paint out of your rag or cheese cloth.

 

How to Create a Stained Finish - Other Products

Steps needed to finish Rustic, Raised Grain, Roughsawn, Windswept, Belmont, Custom Woodland, Arched Woodland, Custom Tuscany, Arched Tuscany, Pecky Cypress, Pergola Beams, Custom Axed, Custom Hand Hewn, Custom Aspen beams, and Panels.

These products come pre-primed in a tan color and are ready to accept stain.

You can jump straight into your faux wood painting project with our pre-primed beams. Make sure to have a good quality brush and a rag on hand for your painting and staining project.
Stain shown

Use a Water Base Acrylic Deck stain. We recommend Sherwin Williams “DeckScapes” OR Benjamin Moore semi-transparent deck stain "Arborcoat".

Use a good quality brush for application to achieve the best coverage and finish with your faux wood painting. Apply as light or as heavy as per your best judgment. Using a moist rag, cheese cloth or a dry paint brush, gently wipe off some stain to lighten up the color (wipe harder for a lighter finish). You will need to practice to determine how much pressure to apply when wiping to achieve your desired result.


 

How to Match

To match our Pre-finished Walnut Rustic, Raised Grain, Roughsawn.

Faux wood painting touch-ups are quick and easy with our pre-finished walnut color simulated wood beams.
Stain shown

For touch-ups to your faux wood painting, use Benjamin Moore “Arborcoat” semi-transparent deck stain. Start with Ultra base 638 06 and have the paint store tint using this code: Y3 17, S1 1X12, R1 1X11, W1 2, R3 12. Add black or white stain to darken or lighten paint as needed to match our walnut color.

 

How to Paint Beams

For faux wood painting, use a good quality Water Based Paint.

The following come pre-primed in a tan color, and are ready to accept paint: Rustic, Raised Grain, Roughsawn, Windswept, Belmont, Mesa, Tahoe, Custom Woodland, Arched Woodland, Custom Tuscany, Arched Tuscany, Pecky Cypress, Pergola Beams, Colorado Logs, Montana Logs, Custom Axed, Custom Hand Hewn, Custom Aspen beams, and Panels

Timber and Sandblasted products are available completely unfinished as raw polyurethane with no primer on them. For faux wood painting projects with these beams you will first need to prime prior to applying your top coat color. We recommend you use a water base primer. Our recommendation is to use Benjamin Moore ‘Fresh Start” 100% acrylic all-purpose primer followed by a good quality Water Based Paint for the top coat.

 

Colors

What colors do beams originally come in?

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

  Unfinished* Walnut Pine White** Cedar Oak Cinnamon Java Golden Oak Light Oak
  unprimed pre-primed
Timber                  
Sandblasted                  
Custom Tuscany              
Custom Woodland              
Custom Axed            
Arched Rough Sawn              
Arched Woodland              
Arched Tuscany              
Custom Heavy Sandblasted            
Custom Hand Hewn            
Custom Aspen            
Custom Resawn            
Custom Rough Sawn              
Chamfered                
Pecky Cypress                  
Regal                    
Regal 2                    
Montana Logs                    
Windswept                    
Chalet                    
Belmont                    
                       

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

 

How to Look like Knotty Pine

How do I stain my beams to look like Knotty Pine?

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