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Marvin Offers Factory Stain and Clear Interior Finishes


Save time, trouble and the environment with wood windows “finished from the start”

WARROAD, Minn. – Staining windows can be a tedious and messy chore. Now Marvin Windows and Doors offers a range of stunning factory-applied stain finishes as well as a factory-applied clear finish on its wood and clad wood windows and doors. These new factory interior finishes join an existing option for a factory-applied painted interior finish.

Marvin’s meticulous factory stain finish involves a multi-step process that takes place before the window or door is assembled. Each individual piece of wood is sanded, conditioned, stained and oven-cured. Then the finished pieces are clear-coated, sanded a second time and clear-coated a second time, providing an ideal finish.

Clear finishes undergo a similar multi-step process. Each individual wood piece is sanded, clear-coated and oven-cured, then sanded and clear-coated a second time before assembly.

“With our new interior stain and clear finishes, builders and homeowners will save themselves time, trouble and the mess of staining and finishing on-site,” said Christine Marvin, marketing director for Marvin Windows and Doors.

“Factory-applied finishes have an environmental message as well,” Marvin said. “All of our finish work is done using state-approved procedures to contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Our products contain no volatile hazardous air pollutants (VHAPs) and we use a waterborne acrylic enamel that’s more environmentally friendly than solvent-borne materials.”

Six stain options are offered: Honey, Wheat, Hazelnut, Cabernet, Espresso and Leather, in addition to the option for a clear coat.

Marvin’s factory-applied interior stain and clear finishes are available on seven wood species: Pine, White Oak, Cherry, Douglas Fir, Mahogany and Vertical Grain Douglas Fir.

“These new options are a great way to achieve beautiful, ready-to-install windows and doors without mess, fumes and excess time,” Marvin said.

Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built around you® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners.

Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today. Learn more at

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