There are non-negotiable fundamentals that must be addressed when undertaking a wood refinishing project. Preparation to allow the coating to penetrate is at the top of the list. Too many times the inexperienced apply stains or clear finishes that fail because the coating they have applied drys on the surface instead of penetrating and bonding. Another fundamental is getting the stain colour right. On exteriors, Western red cedar stains quite differently than douglas fir for example. On interior wood surfaces we see the same concerns, although with different species, maple, red oak, white oak, fir, walnut, hemlock, pine, teak… all with different responses to stains and clear finishes. Getting these things right is a point of pride for us!
While some might question the wisdom of building a house using natural wood siding, nobody questions the architectural beauty and drama it creates on a structure.Wood finishing, restoration and refinishing of wood surfaces is a specialty of Barwick Painting. In Vancouver’s climate, natural wood siding and woodwork are the most challenging surfaces to maintain. Our unique techniques, knowledge, and trade secrets will ensure lasting solutions.
Interior woodwork is another area where we have a colossal amount of success and satisfaction with results. Repairs and restoration of distressed wood surfaces requires experience and knowledge like no other component of our trade.
Master wood finishers that understand stain and clear finishes like no company. Our speciality and passion!