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Christiana Cabinetry Finish Process

Sante’ Finish Quick Facts

•    100% formaldehyde free
•    VOC (volatile organic compounds) compliant
•    Isocyanates free after a 10 minutes cure cycle
•    Ultrafresh additive (antimicrobial additive that inhibits mold)

The Sante’ finish is a two component urethane system that is far superior to catalyzed varnishes.  This finish features a surface that is substantially more resistant to moisture and wears (scratching).  The transparent (clear) finishes provide additional clarity and definition to the wood surface it is protecting.  Unlike the older catalyzed varnish systems, the Sante’ finish doesn’t have the strong oppressive odor.  Sante’ does not employ a traditional acid-cured conversion process but rather a sophisticated two component chemical cross-linking process.  Sante’s finish meets the more progressive health standards of the US and the European Union.

The Sante’ finish system is utilized in the following finish collections;
•    Stained
•    Heirloom
•    Village
•    Tavern
•    Cottage
•    Painted

Standard sheen levels available;
•    10°
•    30°
•    70°

Avenir Finish Quick Facts
•    100% formaldehyde free
•    VOC (volatile organic compounds) compliant
•    Isocyanates free after a 10 minute cure cycle
•    Ultrafresh additive (antimicrobial additive that inhibits mold)

The Avenir finish is similar to the Sante’ finish yet the Avenir process includes a high solids, high build sealer that requires aggressive sanding prior to applying the topcoat.  This system was developed for wood species that have open graining and show best with the grain filled or when a high gloss polished finish is desired.

  • Avenir – Rubbed – a process which employs hand rubbing to achieve a flat surface free of defects.Two sheen levels are available; 10° & 30°
  • Avenir – Polished – a process that includes rubbing and polishing to achieve a high polished wet look free of surface defects

Benefits to owning Christiana Cabinetry Products
•    Proven finish system – used for 20 + years in Europe in high end office and furniture
•    Superior finish to catalyzed varnish or lacquers
•    No formaldehyde or isocyanides in the home
•    No oppressive off-gassing
•    Superior moisture resistance
•    Superior resistance to abrasions and scratching