Painting, Staining and Touch-Ups

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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, Custom Woodland, Custom Beachwood, Custom Rough Sawn, Custom Reclaimed, Quick Ship Rough Hewn, Custom Rough Hewn, Custom Tuscany, Custom Heritage, Custom Heavy Sandblasted, Custom Driftwood, Custom Hand Hewn, Custom Resawn, Custom Recessed Smooth, and Custom Smooth.

  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, Chamfered, Belmont, Regal 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

Quick Ship Timber
Unfinished
Unfinished
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Custom Timber
Unfinished
Unfinished
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Quick Ship Woodland
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Woodland
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Beachwood
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Rough Sawn
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Reclaimed Beams
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Driftwood
Driftwood
Quick Ship Rough Hewn
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Rough Hewn
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Tuscany
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cedar
Cedar
Oak
Oak
Java
Java
Custom Heritage
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Early American
Early American
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Dark Walnut
Dark Walnut
White Wash
White Wash
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Custom Heavy Sandblasted
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Early American
Early American
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Dark Walnut
Dark Walnut
White Wash
White Wash
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Custom Driftwood
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Early American
Early American
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Dark Walnut
Dark Walnut
White Wash
White Wash
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Custom Hand Hewn
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Early American
Early American
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Dark Walnut
Dark Walnut
White Wash
White Wash
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Custom Resawn
Gray Patina
Gray Patina
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Burnt Mocha
Burnt Mocha
Early American
Early American
Rich Walnut
Rich Walnut
Dark Walnut
Dark Walnut
White Wash
White Wash
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Java
Java
Light Oak
Light Oak
Custom Smooth Recessed
Unfinished
Unfinished
Custom Smooth
Unfinished
Unfinished
Regal
White
White
Rustic
Unfinished
Unfinished
Walnut
Walnut
Belmont
Unfinished
Unfinished
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
Driftwood
Driftwood
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
Driftwood
Driftwood
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
Driftwood
Driftwood
Heavy 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
Driftwood
Driftwood

* 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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