Distressing Options

Please see the pictures below that show various distressing options available at Adelphi Kitchens. Each picture has an explanation of the finishing process involved in the option shown.

Distressing Options on Stained Finishes

Sand Thru

The stain to raw wood and then
apply the finish coat.

Ease Edge

Lightly sand the edges
and corners prior to staining and top coating.

Dimensional Distress

Lightly sand the edges
and corners prior to staining and top coating.

Sanding & Cracks

Heavy Sanding of edges and corners before
staining and top coating. Cracks simulate
wood splits and are also done to the raw wood.

Gouges & Awl Holes

Gouging edges and jabbing with an Awl
prior to staining and top coating

Distressing Options on Painted Finishes

French Cutting

French cut by scraping painted edge to expose
wood beneath prior to finish top coat.

Fly Specking & Striping

Fly speck by splattering contrasting paint on
painted surface. Striping in white or brown in
door bead, panel joints & raises.

Cracks & Awl Holes

Typical combination of Cracks & Awl Holes
and how they appear.

Sanding & Gouges with French Cutting

Typical combinations of Sanding, Gouges
and French Cutting.

Eased Edges with French Cutting

Typical combination of Eased Edges
with French Cutting.

Sanding with French Cutting

Typical combination of Sanding with
French Cutting.

Brush Streaking

Example of typical Brush Streaking.

Glazing

Example of typical Glazing.