rubbed finish

rubbed finish

1. A stone finish between smooth machine finish and honed finish, obtained by mechanical rubbing.
2. A finish obtained by using an abrasive to remove surface irregularities from concrete or brick.
3. On a varnished or shellacked wood surface, a dull finish, usually produced by rubbing with a pad which is saturated with pumice and water or oil.
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The four-gabled roof created steeply pitched ceilings inside that reach 34 feet at their highest point; each board is cloaked in beaded cypress bearing a soft blue rubbed finish.
The finishes are available in antique cherry, black with a rubbed finish and a crackle black.
"The hand rubbed finishes would be the bottleneck, so that part of the line branches off a little bit." Though time-consuming, the multi-step finishing process brings depth and richness to pieces like the Marabou oak vanity.
Vermont Natural Coatings, manufacturer of high performance naturally derived whey-based wood finishes, has introduced new Heirloom, Wipe-On Poly Whey, a durable, safe furniture finish with the look and feel of traditional hand rubbed finishes.
Then we ragged a second paint coat of deep forest-green into the gold paint to create a tone-on-tone coloration that replicates the old Tuscan rubbed finishes. The look worked so well we carried it through on the ceiling, in the panels between the cypress beams."