OUR 25 STEP QUALITY CONTROL AND FINISHING PROCESS

Ensuing the highest quality standards.

  • 1. IPC selects only the finest wood species available. Then, each piece of lumber is hand selected to meet our quality standards prior to manufacturing.
  • 2. All products move through our state of the art temperature and humidity controlled facility where all surfaces are progressively sanded smooth allowing the utmost control throughout the finishing process.
  • 3. The moisture level of the lumber is examined to meet all proper quality standards.
  • 4. Once each cabinet component is created, it is then re-measured to ensure correct size and the profile detail is inspected.
  • 5. The sanding process starts with 100 grit sandpaper and finishes with 200 grit sandpaper allowing for maximum stain penetration.
  • 6. While sanding, all surfaces are vacuumed for the ultimate removal of small dust, debris and fiber particles.
  • 7. Toner stain is applied to all critical areas assuring of a uniform finish i.e. door edges, face frame edges and “dog legs” (back of side on face frame).
  • 8. A deep penetrating superior quality stain is then hand applied to complete the uniform controlled application of color.
  • 9. Completing the stain process requires products to then slowly pass through a flash tunnel allowing for the deepest, richest, and most uniform color integrity.
  • 10. A stained component is then moved through a numerically controlled specially designed oven curing our stains for optimum conditions prior to accepting our sealer.
  • 11. When applicable, the wiping stain (glaze) is hand applied to each cabinet component and then inspected for quality.
  • 12. A Dual Cure UV sealer is then hand applied to all open grained wood surfaces providing the initial step in maximum protection.
  • 13. Once cured all products are then allowed to cool to provide proper surface temperature prior to our specially designed Max Cure Oven Tunnel.
  • 14. A final pass is done through our Max Cure Oven Tunnel for properly cured surfaces providing the right conditions prior to seal sanding and buffing.
  • 15. All edges and “critical areas” are hand sanded prior to flat line sanding operation.
  • 16. All product is then passed through an inline flat line sanding operation.
  • 17. Sealed product is placed in specially designed high temperature ovens for complete and thorough cure time and process.
  • 18. Product passes through a buffing operation when done with the sanding and hand sanding processes.
  • 19. A final sanding inspection is conducted to insure that all debris has been fully removal for maximum smoothness, to ensure that the stain can be applied properly.
  • 20. When done with the sanding and buffing stages, all products pass through our inline vacuums to remove all sealer dust and debris for precautionary measures prior to top coating your cabinet components.
  • 21. All product is then hand stained with the superior quality top coat, in our state of the art controlled spray booth.
  • 22. Once top coat is applied product is placed in specially designed high temperature ovens for complete and thorough cure time to then finally pass through a UV lamp ultimately curing the superior quality top coat 100% for complete maximum protection and life with your product.
  • 23. The moisture content is re-inspected to ensure that the proper level remains after the staining process.
  • 24. All products are then moved through our inspection station where highly trained experts examine the product with pre-defined color stain parameters.
  • 25. The final inspection of the finishing process is conducted in our specially designed cabinet light room where all stain and gloss formulas are pre-defined, assuring our customers of the same finish every day all of the time.