Once you have chosen the materials that you would like your joinery to be made from it is time to decide the finish that you would like to achieve.


The choice of MDF is usually associated with painted furniture, however you will need to decide on the colour and sheen level. We are able to colour match any colour on the market such as Farrow& Ball, Dulux, Papers and Paints or according to RAL.

The sheen will be your choice, a gloss (90% sheen) being very modern and practical in joinery such as for kitchens, semi gloss (60%) to match with gloss paint used on wood internally or matt (10% sheen) to match egg shell paint used on wood internally. We can work to any sheen level 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 as required, the higher gloss levels above 60% being more expensive due to work associated with polishing.

We use specialist poly urethane paint for spray painting our furniture which is colour matched to your requirements.


A clear matt, semi gloss or gloss lacquer can be applied in much the same way as the paint which will preserve the beauty of the wood but produce a hard protective barrier. The lacquers we use also protect from yellowing to some degree and help the colour to remain as natural to the raw wood as possible (traditionally lacquering caused the wood to become more orange in appearance).


We really like to use Osmo products to finish our joinery when we use oils. These come in a number of colours and allow for the oiling to a “raw” finish which is closer to the untreated wood. White oil is also very popular and gives the wood a beautiful milky sheen. All oils come in matt, semi gloss or gloss finish so can be selected to your taste.


This is the way to apply a colour to a wood which can be followed with a protective layer of lacquer. There is a very large palette of colours available and we can advise you on these if you get in touch with us.

Other Finishes

There are other finishes on the market that can help you achieve a limed, matt white or raw look from other manufacturers such as Dinesen and Ciranova. We have experience in working with these products too, and can use anything else that you may prefer.

Fire Retardant Finishes

Building regulations may require joinery to be treated with a fire retardant finish, which we can also help you with. We use Morrells Xerofire products as standard.