I have a beautiful dining set to show you today! This set with a table, two leaves, five side chairs and two 'captains' chairs had been refinished at some time by a company other than ours. The woman who owns this set remembered in her childhood it being a beautiful color of brown and wanted to get the set back to that color. We were able to come very close for her.
As you can see, the color now is just beautiful. We used a stain that you just can't get anywhere other than here, that is because it is supposed to be a 'walnut' stain but when the manufacturer mixed up our batch, he left one of the colors out, so we call it 'Mistake Walnut'. It is a great color and we think the manufacturer should start offering it as part of their regular line up!
On top of this water based stain, we applied our water based finish in a 'satin' sheen. This is actually the most popular sheen among our customers. And reasonably so, it gives a bit of shine, but not to much maintenance. And whether you choose Mat finish or High Gloss finish, eventually, maybe 10 years down the road, they all end up Satin anyway. All the rubbing and polishing, and subtle scratching brings a Mat finish up and a High Gloss finish down.
What do you think of our 'Mistake Walnut' stain? Do you like the color or do you think that mistakes are mistakes for a reason and we should have send the product back?