In the last few months, high gloss Thermofoil has been more popular than in the past. Foil manufacturers have done a nice job at bringing new colors and patterns.
In our efforts to promote that demand, we are attempting in painting standard non-gloss Thermofoil doors with a high gloss coating. We started doing some testing, and so far it looks good.
The biggest problem with high gloss has to do with scratches. Not so much for us, but more in the field or once the product has been shipped to the client. Between the handling and the other processes that has to be accomplished to install the doors, a lot can go wrong Often we get blamed for damages taking place in the field.
We are hoping to start this program with a hand full of clients and see how it goes. Above is an example of a Thermofoil door that was glazed and top coated with high gloss clear coat.