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    “Although we have many clients moving into new homes, we’ve been seeing more and more clients who are choosing to stay put and update an existing home.
    A challenging update those who remodel face is how to bring in new finish colors that complement the existing mill-work, not compete with it.
    We help clients accomplish this with a few different suggestions.
    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 Wholesale Plantation Shutters. 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 Sliding Shutters. 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 Bi-fold Shutters. 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 — 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.
    After finishing is complete, goodwood Cafe Style Shutters sit overnight to let the finish have time to cure. Depending on the time of the year, painted finishes are given extra curing time in a cool room.
    While each area of our factory plays a key role in making the goodwood Shutter a bench quality product, the finish department plays a critical role in making the work of all the other departments really shine.”
    “A common question from a shutter customer is “How are these shutters secured?” In the early days of shutters, (especially small, cafe style shutters) it was common to see a small latch on the front of the shutter panels where they join together. Although popular, it was a poor method of securing the shutters. A breeze from the window could easily strain the latch.
    Today, plantation shutters typically fill up an entire window opening, not just half, and are often the size of the window itself. This makes for a substantial shutter panel and a different method of securing it is necessary.
    The goodwood Shutter standard is to use magnets. These are not your ordinary magnets. Each magnet holds up to 25 lbs of weight and each shutter panel is held in place with at least two magnets. These magnets are placed opposite the hinge side of the shutter either on the framework that comes with the shutter, or the customers existing window jamb. They are located near the top, bottom and sometimes center of the unit. A catch plate is then attached in the same location on the back of the shutter panel itself. The result is that when the panel is closed shut, the magnets hold it in place tightly. So tightly that you need to give the shutter panel a substantial tug to get it open.
    Magnet used to hold plantation shutters shut
    catch plate installed on the back of the panel that connects to the magnet
    At times, do to special applications, unusually large shutter panels, or consumer preference, a ball catch will be used instead of magnets. A cylindrical hole is drilled into the stile (vertical part) of the shutter at the bottom and/or top of the panel. The ball catch is then inserted into the hole and secured in place with screws. A catch plate is secured onto the header and sill of the frame or the customers jamb. The amount of force needed to open and close the shutter can be changed by adjusting the ball to sit either deeper in the panel for an easier open, or further proud of the panel for more resistance.”

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