Finishing the ceiling

Staining:    We recommend that our WoodGrid Coffered Ceiling be finished before installation.  You can finish it yourself or we can do it for you.  We offer a custom cabinet-grade finish to match the color of your choice with either a dull or satin sheen conversion varnish top coat.  We also offer artistic finishes such as distressing, glazing and using dye stains.  A fire retardant finish is also available applied to the back side of all components.    Please visit our Photo Gallery to get ideas for stain colors.

Painting:    We do not offer plain white paint as that can easily be done at the jobsite.  We do, however, offer artistic painting techniques such as glazing and crackle finishes to create an antique look.  Other options include two-color metallic finishes or hand-brushed finishes to create a rustic look.  All specialty finishes are sealed with a protective coating that is smooth and easy to dust.   See photo below (more photos coming soon) of available painted finishes done by our partners at Heritage Restoration and Design .

Antique Finishes by Heritage Restoration

Our standard woods include Poplar, Knotty Pine, Red Oak, Knotty Alder, Natural Soft Maple and Cherry.  Other wood species are available by special order.   Poplar can be stained or painted.  It stains beautifully in medium to dark cherry, walnut or mahogany colors.  Poplar and Knotty Pine are the least expensive wood types.  See Types of Woods.

Send us a sample of the color you want, and we will make a match on our wood for your approval. Or you can order your ceiling unfinished and have your own finisher paint or stain it with the help or our paint/stain guide. (see diagram below)

Please be aware that we have recently moved from Morton, IL to Peoria, IL, so much of our literature has the old address on it.  Our new address is Midwestern Wood Products Co.  207 Voris St.  Suite 2,  Peoria, IL  61603, so please use this address to send samples to.  We appreciate your understanding as we work to make this change.

Click here for printable page for Paint/Stain Guide (below).