Fine Furniture in Full View

form+finishWhen you gaze up at a JLA-designed window treatment, it hits home instantly that this is more like art than hardware for shades and drapery. The impeccable lines, precision-engineered and crafted seams and corners are tight and flawless. This is no accident, as JLA employs artisans , carpenters and metal-workers who know how to work in the designer space. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring is the tactile richness and color palettes revealed in the finishes applied to each piece.

When JLA first began offering multiple paints, stains and decorative finishes, they were working from the strength of in-house furniture makers. These artisans brought with them an innate sense of finishes that eclipsed simple staining and varnishes. No, these designs introduced fine detailed painting of features in such as way as to complement a room’s architectural features such as molding, or even the furniture itself.

The term “painstaking” comes to mind when one reviews the steps taken to ensure these one-of-a-kind finishes never fail to amaze. Take for example the steps necessary for one of our leaf finishes:

  • Initial sanding & filling
  • Primer
  • Re-sand & re-fill
  • Prime again
  • Steel wool
  • Base color – 2 coats
  • Clear coat
  • Glue and apply first layer leaf
  • Seal
  • Steel wool
  • Glue & apply second layer leaf
  • Seal again
  • Steel wool
  • Apply glaze treatments (Can require several steps)
  • Seal
  • Steel wool
  • Apply top coat

It is a process our artisans take quite seriously, as they create beautiful interior elements to match your designs.

To learn more about our finishes, visit our main page and each of the categories of finishes. To get a quote or more info ration contact your Dealer or J.L. Anthony directly. And, you may also visit our Designer Studio page to get our Technical Specifications brochure. Note: you’ll need a password to access the Studio, so please contact us today to get yours.

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