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.
We recommend a 20-24 gauge paint brush
Lightly apply the stain to the tip of the brush
Wipe excess stain off the brush until it's nearly dry
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.
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.
Dip paint brush into stain and let stain drip out of brush
Wipe or brush off stain left in brush onto a clean cotton rag or towel
Quickly "dry brush" remaining stain onto area to be patched
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
Repeat if necessary
Custom Colors Available:
Custom faux beams are available in 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.
* 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.