Finishing the ceiling (staining and painting)



We recommend that our WoodGrid Coffered Ceiling be finished before installation.  You can finish it yourself (see “how to” page below), or we can do it for you.  We offer a custom cabinet-grade waterborne finish to match the color of your choice with either a dull or satin sheen top coat.  We also offer artistic finishes such as distressing, glazing and antiquing.  A fire retardant finish is also available applied to the back side of all components.   All finishing is done here by our partners at Heritage Restoration and Design .

Please visit our Photo Gallery for stain color ideas.

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 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 at bottom of page)

Popular Stain Colors

RedOak #207

Knotty Pine #205












We do not offer plain white paint as that can easily be done at the job site.  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.   See photo below (more photos coming soon) of available painted finishes done by our partners at Heritage Restoration and Design .


Faux Finishes
White coffered ceiling with faux finish

Medium Coffer white/gold faux finish









Crackle Finishes
Antique White Finish

Antique White Finish 1 A

Antique Gold Finish

Antique Gold Finish 2A

Antique Finishes by Heritage Restoration

Antique Finishes











Glazed Finishes



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).