Antique White Paint Furniture
Antique white paint furniture is one of our customers favorite products, they become regular products on every orders they made. there is a huge selling point from antique white paint furniture, but it was our customer business to explain what is the selling point of them, we are here as an indonesian furniture factory just trying to explain how they made and take a closer look of the technical detail. painted furniture are not as easy to make as to look at it, there are several point that needs to pay more attention to get perfect result. lets start from :
We use mahogany wood as main material to built our white painted furniture, but occasionally we use other wood depend on our customer demand, one wood species that we never use to make white painted furniture is teak wood, they have very high natural oil content that basically protect them self from weather, but unfortunately, those oil content is damaging paint pigment, in result are yellowish and stained paint colors on finished products.
Every wooden species had their own natural oil content, even mahogany and other wood. so…to prevent those oils damaging our paint finish, we always make sure to dried them before use them as furniture component. oil content will eventually evaporate during heating in kiln chambers. we have to make sure our wooden planks are properly dried unless we are still have those problems with yellowish color in the future.
There is several paint material that we can use on our furniture products, here in our city, there is four major finishing materials available on the stores. although final result is almost identical, they come with different characters and price, also different quality and durability. paint materials that most widely used in our city are :
- Polyurethane = very expensive, best quality
- Nitrocellulose = expensive, high quality
- Melamine = less expensive , less quality
- Water base = less expensive, environmentally friendly
Different paint materials also required different handling applications. we will talk about this specific topics on our next blogs.
Antique furniture reproduction is an imitations from original antique furniture, they are always have a defect on surface of the products, so we imitate those defect with special technique of sanding and scrapping. we call this process as “distressing”, even distressed furniture has their own category but we just call it that way. it need a highly trained workers to do this job, they have to do it right or we will have a “messy” scratch and dents on the paint job.
White painting furniture, like every other furniture finish, required a clean, dry and dust free chambers to apply them. dusty air will leave rough surface, high humidity air will leave “foggy” reflections and peeling. we must pay extra attention on drying process to get perfect result.
Combination With Other Colors ?
Absolutely…white is natural color that very easy to combine with another color. most of our customers like to combine them with gold and silver leaf. usually on the carving details to add more “accents” of antique furniture feels. we also accept custom design order furniture to match your specific need. Please contact us for more detail about this