How the Professional Wood Finishing Shop Process Relates to Baking the Perfect Cake

[fa icon="calendar"] February 3, 2017 / by Swedish Door

Baking a cake and finishing wood products are two completely different activities. But do you know what they have in common?  

 

As Paul St-Germain would say: "Wood finishing is like baking a cake: you need the right preparation, the right ingredients, the right tools, and the right equipment to bake the perfect cake." 

 

In the following paragraphs, we'll explain how this analogy applies, and what is required to have the best quality professional wood finish.

 


 

1. The prep

pexels-photo-213162.jpegYou can't bake the perfect cake if you haven't measured out the right ingredients, preheated the oven to the correct temperature, and followed the recipe. In professional wood finishing, it's important to make sure the wood you are finishing is properly prepped before applying paint or stain.

 

2. The ingredients

kitchen-scale-weighing-baking-cooking-46170-1.jpegBaking is not very forgiving, and if you don't have the right ingredients to bake the cake, it won't turn out the way you planned. Taking that concept over to wood finishing, the quality of the finish is dependent on the quality of paint or stain being applied to wood.

 

3. The tools and equipment

kitchen-aid-1449463_1280.jpgSome bakers are great at mixing by hand, but nothing can compare to the quality of batter that is produced when using a professional batter mixer. From the right finishing equipment, to the best curing equipment, a real professional wood finishing shop has the right tools and equipment to give you a professional finish.

 

4. The environment

ginsburgconstruction-kitchen-3-330737_1280.jpgWould you bake in a dirty and disorderly kitchen? Probably not. Making sure your products will be finished in the right environment is important to getting the best wood finishing.  Ask the professional wood finishing shop if they can show you around the shop, and walk you through how your product will be cared for.

 


 

pexels-photo-227432.jpegIn this case you can have your cake, and eat it too! Let us finish your wooden items, and have a slice of worry-free finishing.

Related: The Four Crucial Things to Look for in a Professional Wood Finishing Shop

 

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Topics: Professional Wood Finishing

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