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FINISHES  Not all finishes are available in all patterns. Please see specific pattern page for finish options.

  ANTIQUED

Antiqued finishes require multiple steps. First, the panels go through our sand and prime process using our standard lacquer primer. The surfaces of the carved MDF panels are then inspected and cleaned. A base coat is applied from multiple directions to achieve proper coverage on the surface. After the base coat has properly cured, the panels are inspected and cleaned again. The next steps include applying exclusively formulated chemicals prior to a buffing technique thus creating a weathered or “Antiqued” finish. After inspecting, a clear sealant is applied as a final stage to lock in this unique and beautiful finish. The sealant is then cured before final inspection and packing.

 

Finishes are achieved by hand buffing and/or hand sponging a “break away” coating. These finishes will vary from panel to panel and are NOT designed to “flow” across panel seams. Trim or transition strips should be used at the seams between panels to break up these inconsistencies.

  CLEAR

Clear finishes are available in either Post-carved or Pre-carved. Two tone effects can be achieved on several patterns with a Pre-carved clear finish. The color of the core material is enhanced when a Post-carved clear finish is applied. The clear coat process consists of applying a minimum of 2 coats of clear and hand sanding between each application. Available gloss levels are: “0” sheen, “10” sheen and “40” sheen. Please note, that clear Post-carved clear finish will have a visible variation in color and tone due to the 100% recycled/recovered fiber.

  CUSTOMER SPECIFIED

Looking for a specific RAL or PMS color code? Our labs can match most any color to your specifications. The paints created in our labs are specifically formulated for use on our carved MDF panels however Interlam can also supply panels finished with Benjamin Moore or Sherwin-Williams acrylic/latex paints as well. The carved MDF panels will go through our sand and prime process before applying the specified paint color. The finish is then cured before final inspection and packing.

  METAL

Metal finishes require multiple steps. First, the panels go through our sand and prime process using our standard lacquer primer. The surfaces of the carved MDF panels are then inspected and cleaned. The panels are then sanded and primed again with a specially formulated primer. Metal ore is mixed into a liquid form and applied to the panels. After the metal has properly cured, the metal surface is hand-buffed revealing an authentic true metal finish. As with any raw metal surface, natural oxidation starts immediately. The metal surface requires several coats of hard finish wax to slow this natural process down. Finger printing and discoloration can be caused by natural oils found on the hands. Rubber gloves are required during these processes and should be worn when unpacking, handling and installing panels with a metal finish. The final results give a stunning appearance of a carved metal panel. Please note the Rusty Steel is a transferable finish, any top coat applied (due to the PH value) will cause the rust to revert to its base Ore state. The oxidation process is a natural process and the color ranges and patterns are uncontrollable on the panel surfaces.

  METALLIC PAINT

 

Metallic Paint finishes require the panels go through our sand and prime process using our standard lacquer primer. The surfaces of the carved MDF panels are then inspected and cleaned. A base coat is applied from multiple directions to achieve proper coverage on the surface. After the base coat has properly cured, the panels are inspected and cleaned again. Finally, a finish coat or top coat is applied and then cured before final inspection and packing.

  OXY

Oxy finishes require multiple steps. First, the panels go through our sand and prime process using our standard lacquer primer. The surfaces of the carved MDF panels are then inspected and cleaned. A base coat is applied from multiple directions to achieve proper coverage on the surface. After the base coat has properly cured, the panels are inspected and cleaned again. The next steps include applying exclusively formulated chemicals prior to a buffing technique that exposes the base coat. After inspecting, a clear sealant is applied as a final stage to lock in this unique and beautiful finish. The sealant is then cured before final inspection and packing.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a finish that is done by hand. There are variables in the final appearance  as shown in the photos. (review them) It is highly recommended that a control sample be received  / reviewed to match the customer's desire for the final order.

 

Finishes are achieved by hand buffing and/or hand sponging a “break away” coating. These finishes will vary from panel to panel and are NOT designed to “flow” across panel seams. Trim or transition strips should be used at the seams between panels to break up these inconsistencies.

 OVERLAY

Overlay finishes allow you to select from an assortment of high pressure laminates to be applied to the core material surface prior to carving. The core material is revealed allowing for a diverse range of color combinations to suit your needs. Please visit www.labdesignlaminate.com for a large selection of stunning laminates that are readily available.

 

   RAW

Interlam also can supply unfinished or Raw panels.

   SANDBLAST

Sandblast finish is available on select cores and patterns. For acrylic cores, the panels go through a process that yields a uniform, frosted finish to the carve pattern. On other cores and select patterns, the sandblast operation produces an appealing coarse texture similar to natural erosion.

   SANDED AND PRIMED

Sanded and Primed panels are available in either a lacquer or water based primer. Unless specified otherwise, all sanded and primed orders will be processed with a lacquer primer. Please check with the manufacturer of your paint to see which primer should be used. The sand and prime process consists of sealing the back side of the panels with a clear sealant and then hand sanding the entire surface of the carved MDF panel and applying a coat of the specified primer. The primed surface is sanded and another coat of primer is applied. After a light sanding the panels are inspected. Depending on core material, pattern and primer type, the panels may require an additional primer coat and sanding. Sanded and Primed panels will arrive ready for final painting saving you labor costs and time.

 

 finishes – Studio Silica Finishes – combine the beauty of a natural material with the contemporary patterns that Interlam has to offer. Our collection is comprised of 18 solid color surface aggregates that can be combined with polyurethane to create an array of brilliant colors and tones which absorb and reflect light. The result is a medium textured surface with depth and tactile appeal. Greater UV stability and chemical resistance make  finishes perfectly suited for intense lighting situations.

  TORTOISE SHELL

Tortoise Shell finishes require multiple steps. First, the panels go through our sand and prime process using our standard lacquer primer. The surfaces of the carved MDF panels are then inspected and cleaned. A base coat is applied from multiple directions to achieve proper coverage on the surface. After the base coat has properly cured, the panels are inspected and cleaned again. The next steps include applying exclusively formulated chemicals prior to creating the Tortoise Shell appearance. After inspecting, a clear sealant is applied as a final stage to lock in this unique and beautiful finish. The sealant is then cured before final inspection and packing. This is a hand finish. Please note that due to the finishing technique, specific finish characteristics may not be duplicated.

 

Finishes are achieved by hand buffing and/or hand sponging a “break away” coating. These finishes will vary from panel to panel and are NOT designed to “flow” across panel seams. Trim or transition strips should be used at the seams between panels to break up these inconsistencies.

  NON-GLOSS FOIL

Non-gloss foil finishes can be chosen as an alternative to painted finishes. Various wood grains, patterns, and solid colors are available. This finish requires that the back side of the panels to be sealed with a clear sealant and then the carved surfaces are hand sanded. Upon cleaning and inspection, an adhesive is applied and let cured. The panels move on to our pressing operation which applies the specified foil color to the carved panel surface.

 

  HIGH GLOSS FOIL

High-gloss foil finishes can be chosen as an alternative to painted finishes. Various wood grains, patterns, and solid colors are available. This finish requires that the back side of the panels to be sealed with a clear sealant and then the carved surfaces are hand sanded. Upon cleaning and inspection, an adhesive is applied and let cured. The panels move on to our pressing operation which applies the specified foil color to the carved panel surface. All High-gloss Foil finishes have a clear protective coating that once removed, reveal a lustrous finished surface.