Paint Grade & Wood Stain

We understand that every project is unique to its customer and application. From species specification to the finishing touches, we are invested in providing our customers with the very best resources to tailor their perfect internal door.

We offer a wide range of
wood stain finishes

We offer a wide range of wood stain finishes

Wood stains are used to enhance the appearance of the wood grain, without distorting its natural presence. Providing qualities of durability and protection from damage and the elements of everyday use.

With our huge range of suppliers, we able to ensure we can provide the perfect finish for every and any project!

We have extensive knowledge of the wood finishes industry and an unequalled range of wood coatings. We can find you the right product to suit any requirement, ensuring you get the best finish possible.

With such a wide range to choose from, we understand that finding the best finish for your project can be difficult. Not to worry, our technical team will be more than happy to help advise on the best finish for your chosen application.

Samples of your chosen veneer and finish can also be requested at no extra charge. 

Wood Stain on Veneer

Harmony Wood Stain Range

The Harmony wood stain range will enhance internal wood’s natural grain and appearance and will have a resistance to UV light, safeguarding the longevity and stability of your colours over time. Harmony wood stains accentuate the grain in both hardwood and softwood.

The Harmony internal wood stain range consists of 30 classic colour stains and 20 contemporary pastel colour wood stains providing expert results to all styles of interior wooden surfaces. 

Click on your chosen wood stain to enlarge the sample to explore in greater detail. 

Types of Finish

We have a variety of options when it comes to a stained finish, stained doors are veneer-faced finishes. These can be stained veneers or solid wood doors, regardless of door type, the finish is always quality with our in-house spray shop. Whether you are seeking a traditional or contemporary finish, we have ensured we can cater to all projects by investing in a wide range of both water based and PU Based paint capabilities.  

All finishes and stains are available by request so if you have something specific – don’t hesitate to ask.

Semi-Gloss and Gloss Finish

A semi-gloss and gloss finish both provide a high sheen finish that retains a reflective shine when dry. Renowned for its durability and hardwearing characteristics, this finish is often used on internal doors in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom as it offers high resistance to moisture.

Satin Finish

A satin finish (also known as satinwood) provides a smooth semi-gloss paint finish that retains a pearl-like sheen when dry. It’s does not appear as reflective as a ‘gloss finish’ but not as flat as an ‘eggshell finish. Often chosen to create a modern and contemporary interior, as the colour appears more solid in state due to its low reflective properties.  

Matte Finish

A Matte finish provides a flat finish with very little to no reflective, shiny or sheen qualities. Often used within areas that have above average foot fall due to its high durability and maintenance qualities.

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Primed Finish

Our Primed Doors also known by the industry as ‘paint-grade or ‘paint-ready are paper faced as standard. Primed doors arrive with a base coat of primer, allowing you to paint them your desired colour without having to sand and prime yourself beforehand.  

The primer acts as a base coat that seals the wood creating a layer for the adhesion to be added to achieve the final look. A primed finish offers a smooth and paint-ready surface, ideal for adding bespoke colors and designs to compliment your interior.

Benefits of Paper-faced Doors

Our paper faced doors are highly versatile against water, weather, wear and degradation making them long lasting and cost-effective solution for any interior.

Our paint grade doors are finished to such a high standard, they could be used in your interior without any added preparation, just simply order and hang.

Our primed doors are available both a primed veneer finish or paper face finish.

Paint Grade Single Door with Vision Panel and White Architrave

Our Suppliers Brochures

At E & S W Knowles we have a network of suppliers, meaning we can offer limitless finishing options for your bespoke doors. 

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Symphony Coatings Collection

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