Gold Coast Wood Finishing
Areas of service:Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Deerfield Beach and Palm Beach Gardens
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About Gold Coast Wood Finishing
My name is Steve Costaney,and I want to tell you a little bit about my company.
Gold Coast is a wood finishing company specializing in restoration of furniture, contract wood finishing, special finishes on wood, crackles, airbrushing, table top resins, and anything that has to do with wood finishing.
We match colors to any wood and will give your products a showroom finish. For contractors, if you can build it, I'll make it beautiful.
I have over 22 years of experience in spraying and over 13 years in wood finishing.
We serve Palm Beach, and Broward Counties in Florida, and are licensed in Lake Worth, Florida.
I have 13 years of high-end wood working experience and have done work in some of the most beautiful and well known homes and restaurants in South Florida.
Questions and answers
- What brands or products do you work with?
I prefer Water Borne commercial wood finish products.I use pre catalyzed lacquers,conversion varnishes,water based and oil stains.I use table top resins and polyester finishes from various vendors depending on the job.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
Look around the internet for pricing,and the differences between finishes.As in Lacquer versus Varnish.Try to gain as much knowledge about wood finishing as you can before you call a company.There are a lot of companies our there that use sub par materials,just out to make a quick buck,and the customer will regret it after time.The cheapest bid is not always the best bid.
- What types of jobs are the most common?
Moldings and doors.People love to accent their homes with crown moldings,and new base boards.Then after they do that, they tend to change their doors, or change the colors of the doors to match the moldings.
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Wood color changes.Even after the product is finished weather its a stain finish or a solid lacquer,the wood will change.The color samples are exactly that,samples.When applied to a wood substrate,some pieces may not match 100% because the wood will change color from piece to piece,door to door.It can be toned to match closer, but then if not toned right it becomes looking like a painted finish....Its the beauty of natural wood.
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
What kind of topcoats are you using?How is the U.V. rating of the applied topcoat?Will it fade?Will it change color?How durable is the finish?Can you match colors that I presently have on other wood products?What is your turn around time?
- How did you get started?
I have been spraying 22 years.From spraying,I learned the wood finishing trade from some of the best wood finishers in South Florida.I decided to start my own company because I was tired of working for companies that didn't care about quality.I take great pride in my work and don't consider this a job,it is an art to me.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
I average between 50-100 projects per year.I hire the best wood finishers available in mt area when needed.
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
Look around, get your best price.Take a few proposals but don't give up quality as you will pay for it in the long run.
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
I take this work serious.I am an artist,and treat every piece of wood like its my canvas.I am best when I can just let go and put some real crazy finishes on wood.I love it.
- Tell us about the project or job that you are most proud of (in the last 12 months).
I have several jobs I am proud of.I am proud every time I look back at a finished product,and know it is done the right way and to the best of my abilities.I think the nicest job I have done is the new furniture construction in Jason Taylor (from the Miami Dolphin's) home.I finished the Kitchen,Bar area,Living Room, Office,Cigar room, and various mill works in his house.
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
Will you be using lacquer? is the most common question.We use the best finish that we feel is suitable for the job we are doing.Lacquer is good for furniture that doesn't get a lot of use.Lacquer scratches very easily,and is not too chemical resistant.Dining room furniture, and kitchens that get a lot of use would be better suitable for a conversion varnish.It is more expensive, but the strength and durability is well worth the extra money spent.It has a very high U.V. rating and is very good with chemical resistance.As with lacquer if you drop nail polish on it, the furniture could be ruined.If you do the same with varnish,you just wipe it off and clean with acetone.If the Varnish is catalyzed correctly,and applied correctly,you will not have any of your finish damaged from liquids accidentally getting poured on it.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
We specialize in any type of finish on wood.Be it a stain, solid lacquer finishes,table top resins,polyester finishes,or exotic finishes,we can do it all.From 1 piece to 1000 pieces we strive on high end quality from start to finish.
One of my highest point is knowledge of chemicals being used,and trouble shooting various problems that may occur on a daily basis.I cam match any wood color from a sample, or just a vision that a customer may have.I love to do shabby chic, and old world distressed finishes.Its a piece of art when finished and a product any customer would be proud to show off.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
We guarantee all of our work for 1 year.We guarantee problems that may occur to our applications,such as peeling, delamination,cracking,bubbling.We do not guarantee damage or normal wear and tear that is inflicted on our products after delivery and the job is signed off.We can repair any damaged finish that may occur.We can match any other wood products that you need to match any job we perform