A Camberwell furniture finishing business is using Arch Coatings‘ Sayerlack two pack polyurethanes to finish complex pieces, including avant-garde wooden furniture for pop stars.

Paintworks has a team of around 10 sprayers working for furniture makers, architects and interior designers, with much work being in MDF in deep gloss colours – currently the rising trend. Stains and lacquers are used for timber joinery, and paints for cabinets or interior fitting work,

The company experimented with Sayerlack finishes to see how good a gloss finish it could get, rather than use more expensive polyesters. It developed a polishing routine which, it says, eliminates the ‘orange peel’ effect common to spray finished surfaces.

Julian Rowley, who runs the business with Damian Ryan, said: “We’re confident that our application and finishing of polyurethanes can produce some of the finest gloss finishes available, and at very competitive prices.”

Sayerlack polyurethanes, produced by Arch in Italy, are available in more than 300 British Standard colours and a range of formulations.