The quickest and easiest way? Cover it up! This can be easily done with a custom shutter and its framework mounted on top of the existing casing. We offer several different frames profiles and clients can choose the one that they like best. If you are looking to lighten a room with dark mill-work, choose a painted shutter. We have 18 stock variations of white, or we can custom color match to your favorite swatch. I suggest staying away from a brilliant, bright white if you have stained wood casings. Choose a warmer white, with creamy undertones or even a light tan. Then it will complement, not fight, your existing colors. Do you like your mill-work, but want to freshen it up? Add a new, complementary stain color! Many of our clients have replaced their flooring as a way to add a new color. A natural way to continue this flow is by adding custom finished plantation shutters to their windows. These two grounding elements in a room, windows and floors, and the addition of key accent pieces in a similar finish, will transform a room.
Without a doubt, new custom shutters add style and pizazz. Whether your goal is to compliment the homes existing mill-work with a custom matched finish on your shutters, or transform it into something fresh and new, goodwood Shutters can help." "Without a quality finish on a custom shutter, the value created by using a high quality wood, and rigorous construction standards would be minimized. Let’s take a look at how goodwood Shutters achieves a quality finish on our custom shutters.
Linear Priming (painted shutters only)
Components of our painted maple shutter are primed in lineal form. By priming in lineal form we can ensure an even coating of primer, up to two mill thickness on each part of the shutter. A high quality prime helps the shutter take finish coats well.
Wood Grading (painted and stained shutters)
Not all components make the final cut for a goodwood Shutter. All of our components are inspected before they reach the production line and undesirable sections of wood with flaws are marked as not suitable for a goodwood Shutter.
Prep Work~ Where the Magic Happens
Even the best quality wood has some imperfections. To get a smooth finish involves a high level of attention to detail during prep work. Imperfections are fixed during 2 different stages of manufacturing.
The Production Line — Filler is applied to the any noticeable flaws in the wood and sanded out smooth.
Brown and Sand — Plantation shutters enter this area after they are built, and before they enter the finish room. High intensity spotlights shine down upon the shutters, highlighting any slight flaw that might show up in the final product. These minor flaws are fixed with putty and sanding, and then the finish sanding begins.
Finish sanding is done by hand, with very fine sandpaper. Every inch of the goodwood Shutter is finish sanded, including the top of the tilt rod, an area that few manufactures take the time to address. After final inspection, they are ready for finish.
During finish goodwood Shutters are hung from a track system on cars that allow the shutter to rotate completely. This makes sure, whether painted or stained, each shutter receives an even amount of paint/stain on all parts of the shutters resulting in a smooth, even finish from any angle.
Painted Shutters receive two coats of lacquer paint finish on top of the primer. In between coats, shutters are quality inspected. All our paint has UV inhibitors in it to help keep your custom shutters looking great, even in the most intense sun.
Stained Shutters are sprayed with your stain color, typically a custom mix done just for you. Each shutter receives two coats of stain. In between coats, the shutters are taken down off the track, hand wiped and lightly sanded This step is the differential between standard finish and a truly furniture quality finish. Without it the shutter color would appear a bit opaque, what some people call “muddy” . To finish up, we put two coats of clear finish on the shutters to protect the wood and bring up the beauty of the grain. We use a 20 sheen, which gives a nice luster to the wood and provides the finish with depth. Plantation shutters wholesale