|Finishing & Table Care
|All finishes in our Country Farm Plank Top collection are made from bio-friendly organic materials
which do not include any toxic petrochemical products. This includes all paints, stains and clear
coats. These finishes are made from local sustainable plants, vegetables, trees, minerals and elements.
Country Farm Plank Top finishes are very low VOC and non-toxic products. VOC (Volatile Organic
Compounds) is a measure of the amount of material in the solvents in a can of paint that will evaporate
from the dried coating. These emissions can react with nitrogen oxides to create air pollution. Many
paints, stains and clear coats used today have VOC ratings ranging from 150 – 450 g/l. The VOC rating
of our Plank Top finishes range from 25-50 g/l. In addition to a very low VOC rating, all of the solvents
in our Plank Top finishes are non-toxic.
All Country Farm Plank Top products are finished with 3 coats of very low VOC 100% natural urethane
to form a very hard and durable surface that is equal to, or better than, the more toxic polyurethane. We
have tested leaving red wine, baking soda, vinegar, 70% ethyl alcohol and 91% isopropyl on our
surfaces overnight (more than 12 hours) without effect. Our clear coats can best be described as a bio-
friendly organic polyurethane.
Surfaces are easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
Our tables are normally hand distressed to provide the character of an aged table. Distressing can be
specified as light, medium or heavy. We can also supply a very light distressing which will approximate
no distressing. Distressing applies to both stained and painted tables.
All of our tables can be finished completely stained, completely painted, or with a stained top and a
painted based. All exposed surfaces receive our protective clear coats.
For completely stained tables the same wood used on the table top should be used on the table base
(apron, legs, trestle, pedestal). If only the top is stained and the base is painted, pine can be used for the
base to reduce overall cost. Since our tables are bench-made, the underside edge of the table top will be
painted if the table is supplied with a painted base and a stained top.
If a complete table or a table base is going to be painted, it can be specified as
Rubbed, Rubbed & Peeled, Glazed & Rubbed or Glazed, Rubbed & Peeled:
Rubbed painted finishes show small areas of the paint rubbed off,
revealing light brown stained wood underneath.
A Rubbed & Peeled finish is similar to a Rubbed finish,
but will include random and scattered spots of peeled paint.
Glazed & Rubbed finishes are similar to a Rubbed finish, but also includes a light brown glazing applied
over the paint to provide a more antiqued finish. The glaze changes the color of the paint.
A Glazed, Rubbed & Peeled finish is similar to a Rubbed & Peeled finish, but will include our light
brown glazing. This finishing treatment provides the best appearance of an old piece of furniture
discovered at the family barn.
We can also apply a Two Color Rub or Two Color Rubbed & Peeled in which one paint color is applied
over another and then rubbed or rubbed & peeled off to reveal the underneath color and the light brown
stained wood. Two color finishes are also available with glazing.
All of our rubbed paint finishes can be applied with a light, medium or heavy rub depending on how
much of the top color should be removed to achieve the targeted appearance.
We can also can supply painted finishes with no rub (solid).
|Preference for rub and distressing is selected separately.
For example, you could have a table with light rub and heavy
distressing or vice versa.
rubbed & glazed