Items made prior to April 2022, will have had different type of finishes as well as manufacturers than the ones listed below depending on the product. Products used prior to April 2022 may have been one or more of the following: Tried and True Polymerized Linseed Oil Varnish Java Stain, Tried and True Traditionnel Polymerized Linseed Oil/Beewax, Tried and True Danish Oil Polymerized Linseed Oil, Tried and/or True Polymerized Linseed Oil/natural pine resin. Products such as barrel staves may also have had ZINSSER Bulls Eye Shellac Spray and/or Polyurethene in addition to the Tried and True Java stain. If you have an Elbin Art product made and/or purchased prior to April 2022 and have a question regarding the finish it may have, contact Elbin@ElbinArt.com. Some products manufactured prior to April 2022 may have been stained, or not stained or with a different final coat type of product dependent on the product or when it was made. If your product was made prior to April 2022 and it needs to be refinished, please do not try to refinish it yourself or fix the finish yourself. Contact Elbin@ElbinArt.com regarding Elbin Art refinishing service(s) on Elbin Art products. If you are not sure when the product was manufactured and want to know what kind of finish your Elbin Art Product has, please contact Elbin@ElbinArt.com.
The majority of products manufactured after April 2022 will have an Elbin Art Finish code engraved on the back. Refer to the Elbin Art Finish Code decoder table at bottom to determine finishes used.
CLEANER TO PREP THE WOOD SURFACES PRIOR TO APPLYING FINISH(ES)
After sanding, Elbin Art uses Odie's Safer Solvent to clean wood prior to gluing (if applicable) or applying any finish. Odies Safer Solvent is an all Natural Food Grade Citrus Solvent. To learn more about Odie's Safer Solvent, click Here
INDOOR PIECE FINISHES
All Elbin Art products are for indoor use only unless otherwise noted or for specific custom pieces and/or when an outdoor requirement by a customer is requested. Effective April 2022, Elbin has standardized for the most part on the Howard products listed below for finishes on the indoor pieces he makes. Using the Howard products listed, shortens the manufacturing time and lead time. It also allows for a customer to find the Howard conditioners either on the Elbin Art website or at many local home improvement stores enabling them to maintain the wood previously conditioned with these products during the manufacturing process. NO ELBIN ART PRODUCT IS DISHWASHER SAFE. Do not put any Elbin Art Product in the dishwasher.
OUTDOOR PIECE FINISH (BY SPECIAL REQUEST ONLY)
Elbin Art does on occasion use different products based on custom products and customer requirements. All products are made for indoor use however if a customer is purchasing a custom piece that is going outside, Elbin Art will use The Real Milk Paint Company's Outdoor Defense Oil instead of Howard products. Outdoor Defense Oil is a great Non-Toxic and high-quality finish for Elbin Art products being placed outdoors. It’s made with 100% Pure Tung Oil, Pine Oil, and Zinc. The zinc helps to prevent mold and mildew while also offering UV protection. The Outdoor Defense Oil does not build up on the surface but absorbs deep into the wood pores. This food contact-safe oil leaves a natural texture on the wood surface. Will provide a matte finish. Finishing a product for outdoor use will increase the lead-time of the product a minimum of 36 days to allow for proper curing of the Outdoor Defense Oil. To learn more about The Real Milk Paint Company's Outdoor Defense Oil, click Here
PIECES THAT REQUIRE PAINT
Elbin Art typically does not paint wood as it will cover up the beautiful and unique grain patterns of the piece of wood. There may be times however where paint is required or requested. If a product requires painting, whether for part of the piece, all of the piece or a custom piece, Elbin Art will use paint from The Real Milk Paint Company. Real Milk Paint comes in 56 unique colors! From traditional, old-world colors to modern, bright hues there is a non-toxic paint option for everyone. The Real Milk Paint Company's exclusive milk paint formula is made with 100% organic ingredients, non-toxic, food contact safe, VOC free, and even biodegradable/compostable. Kid-safe and pet-friendly paint that won’t fill your home with nauseating fumes. To learn more about The Real Milk Paint Company's Outdoor Defense Oil, click Here
PIECES THAT REQUIRE EPOXY RESIN
Elbin Art typically does not use Epoxy Resin on pieces however on occasion Epoxy Resin may be used to fill voids or cracks and may also be used in conjunction with a piece of wood to enhance the look of the product being made. Elbin Art uses ArtResin's Epoxy Resin when Epoxy Resin is used. It is UV and HALS stabilized for yellowing protection. It is Non-toxic, has no VOCs, no BPA, no fumes and is non-flammable. Certified food safe. Click Here to learn more about ArtResin's Epoxy Resin.
PIECES THAT REQUIRE COLOR EPOXY RESIN
If the Epoxy Resin requires color, Elbin Art uses ArtResin's Epoxy Resin Colorants. Click Here to learn more about ArtResin's Epoxy Resin Colorant. Elbin Art does not use Epoxy Resin on top of Cheese Slicer or Cheese serving boards.
PIECES THAT REQUIRE GLUE/ADHESIVE
For some of the pieces that Elbin Art makes, glue may be required. For the most part, the Titebond III Ultimate Wood glue shown below is the most common glue Elbin Art uses when required. The second most used glue would be the FDA-Bond 2 Epoxy Adhesive. Refer to the Elbin Art Finish Code on the back of the product to determine if any or what type of glue/adhesive has been used on a product. Code does not include the cork adhesive or 3M Tissue tape adhesive as those are a "peel" stick type of product where the adhesive is part of the component.
SHELLAC FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS
For some products, like Reclaimed Wine and Whiskey Barrel Staves, the product may have Shellac applied. Elbin Art uses the Zinsser Bulls Eye Spray Shellac. To learn more about the Zinsser Bulls Eye Spray Shellac, click Here.
ELBIN ART FINISH CODE TABLE
To view the Elbin Art Finish Code Table, download the table below. It is important to note that this table changes periodically so if you don't see the finish code from your product on the table, email@example.com. If your product does NOT have a finish code or was purchased/made prior to April 2022, contact Elbin@Elbinart.com Do not try to refinish or condition the product yourself without FIRST contacting Elbin Art.
Below is a link to the Elbin Art Finish Code table. To view what type of finish is on your product, refer to this document. If your product does NOT have a finish code or does not show up on the Elbin Art Finish Code Table, contact Elbin Art at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not try to refinish or condition the product yourself without FIRST contacting Elbin Art.
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Please note that Elbin Art does not make any of the hardware on the products (openers, candles, screws, bolts, metal hooks, etc.). Elbin Art makes many products that hold/display coins, poker chips etc and while Elbin Art also sells some coins those coins are sold/shipped separately. While Elbin Art does offer laser engraving, Elbin Art will not do any laser engraving of company logos unless the customer has provided written permission from the particular company. Elbin Art does not do any laser engraving of any sports team logos.
Please note that Elbin Art DOES NOT produce or sell alcohol. Bottles shown with products are for display purposes ONLY. Elbin Art only sells and ships products within the US. Must be over 21 to order products made with reclaimed wine/whiskey barrel staves and/or products that carry wine/whiskey bottles and/or glasses.
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Keep all alcohol out of reach of those under 21.
Elbin Art is very excited about the release of a new 6 bottle caddy. Made from solid Black Walnut & Cherry for a beautiful look. Wood pieces are approximately 3/4" thick for stability and durability. Top plate removes for cleaning & conditioning. Optional matching bottle opener is also available. Can also be customized with pockets for challenge coin, poker chip or other coins on the front or laser engraved. Comes standard with blank front plate.