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Gates2U Custom Pet and Safety Gates

Gates2U Interior Gate Finishes - Shown on Poplar

Unfinished Wood and Lightest Finishes

Lights. Our Natural stain is the lightest and most durable oil based finish, sealed in polyurethane. Pickled white (a white color wash), and white are sealed in nonyellowing polycrylic. Pickled oak adds no color, but slightly lessens contrast.

Unfinished Poplar

Poplar is a light wood, with light tan, pale yellow and greens and some browns in the grain.

Pickled White

A sheer white color wash, where grain is still quite visible. Non yellowing polycrylic finish.

Pickled Oak 260

Minwax Oil-based stain, slightly mutes the grain, with little color change. Polyurethane finish.

Natural 209

Customer Favorite. Minwax oil-based wiping oil. Golden finish. Sealed with polyurethane.

White

A primed and painted finish in gloss bright white with nonyellowing polycrylic finish.

Light Browns

Golden Pecan is a light tan-peach. Ipswich pine is most popular, and is a light tan with amber highlights. Puritan pine is a little darker, deepening the grain. Golden Oak is more yellow with pronounced grain. English Oak is tan bordering on mustard colored.

Golden Oak

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane

Golden Pecan

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane

Ipswich Pine

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane

Puritan Pine

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. Like Ipswich pine but with darker grain.

English Oak

Minwax water based stain finished in polycrylic. Less amber and more mustard colored.

Warm Tones

These shades have gold or peach overtones. Scroll down further for reds.

Cherry

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. This is a mid-tone brown with hints of peach and lavender - the color of raw cherry wood. It is not a red finish at all.

Colonial Maple

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. A lighter amber-orange brown color. Go with Ipswich Pine or Golden Pecan if this color has too much orange in it for you.

Colonial Pine

Minwax water based stain finished in polycrylic. Good mid-tone brown, not too warm.

Early American

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. Strong golden highlights in medium brown base.

English Chestnut

Minwax water based stain finished in polycrylic. A milk chocolate color.

Golden Pecan

Our lightest peachy-tan oil-based stain. Slightly lighter and warmer hued than Ipswich Pine.

Gunstock

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. An intense deep amber brown with strong orange highlights.

Special Walnut

Minwax water based stain finished in polycrylic. A warm golden brown, deeper than Early American by a tad.

Vermont Maple

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. Slightly deeper than Colonial Maple with slightly more violet in it.

Red Colors

Red Chestnut most closely matches what most folks think of as Cherry, in older kitchen cabinets. Red Oak is a little more red than Red Mahogany (which is darker and more violet), though both are deep brown. Sedona Red is a glorious brick red. Rosewood is the most violet of the finishes.

Red Chestnut

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane

Red Mahogany

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane

Red Oak

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane

Rosewood

Minwax water based stain finished in polycrylic.

Sedona Red

Minwax water based stain finished in polycrylic.

CoolerTones

These shades are cooler colors going well with deep browns or grey decors.

Driftwood

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. This is a weathered grey with very little brown in it. Looks slightly greenish next to rich browns.

Fruitwood

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. A lighter grey-brown with a touch of golden highlights.

Provincial

Minwax oil based stain finished in polyurethane. Nice hearty brown. Cooler than special walnut.

Dark Walnut

A darker slightly richer form of Provincial. Minwax Oil based.

Jacobean

Jacobean is the darkest brown we have. A Minwax oil-based stain finished in polyurethane.

Ebony

An oil-based stain finished in polyurethane. Pure black pigment. It is NOT completely opaque so actual finish is a very dark brown black with a hint of grain.

Finishes

  • Unfinished interior gates should be spray painted or wiped down with an unpigmented wood oil. Once a gate is assembled, brushing paint or applying a stain is difficult due to nooks and crannies. Using a tung oil or other finishing oil, allowing the gate to dry, and finishing with a wipeable polyurethane is the best way to finish an unfinished assembled gate.
  • Deck gates only ship unfinished. Seal with your choice of waterproofer. We recommend Olympic WaterGuard for Wood.
  • Stained finishes are satin sheen bordering semi-gloss sheen. Painted finishes are semi-gloss to glossy. Available for all interior gates.
  • Stained finishes are highly durable. Wood is pre-conditioned for no blotches. Stains are applied and allowed to dry. A sanding sealer is applied, to close the pores. Wood is sanded. Finish coats are polyurethane, multiple coats. Buffed before packing.
  • Painted and pickled white finishes are sealed in non-yellowing polycrylic. Interior gates only.
  • White finishes cost more due to priming multiple coats, sanding, painting multiple coats, sanding, and finishing in polycrylic.

Other premixed stains or colors

You may add a custom color to your order at checkout. We recommend Valspar paints at Lowes. We do not support gel-based stains. There is a surcharge for the pre-mixed paint or stain. The paint or stain must be available within 20 miles of Greensboro MD, and available in quart size.

Tint Matching for $9.99!

We can match the stained color of your existing wood, with the exception of some very pale hues. Examples:

Tint Matching Colors for your Custom Pet and Baby Gate

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Tint Matching Colors for your Custom Pet and Baby Gate

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Tint Matching Colors for your Custom Pet and Baby Gate

How to Get Tint Matching

To proceed, send at least one sample of wood to the address on our Contact Page, with a check for $19.99 made to HEBELL LLC. No samples greater than 9x5x1 inches, please. We prefer samples at least 3 inches long on the longest side. We will mail back to you several pieces of wood, tint matched to your sample. Please note we can match color, but our wood may have different grain patterns than your wood.

If you proceed to order a gate, we will mail back your original sample(s) within the gate box, and credit you $10. If decide NOT to order a gate, your samples will be mailed back to you at our expense. Your net cost for tint matching is $9.99 if you buy a gate!

Where to Install Gates

Doorframes. Wood door frames are great, as long as there is no door present. The frame must have 1 1/2" of flat space available where the gate will hang.

Wall Mount. You can also attach wood planks (we provide) to your drywall or paneling, and hinge to the plank (and latch to the one on the other side). But, there MUST be a stud behind the drywall, to which the wall plank(s) are anchored.

Posts. You can install gates between posts (to which you can hinge). So, there must be flat areas on the posts for hinges, and those hinges have to line up vertically.

Requirements. Gates must be mounted at a right angle to the wall or doorframe or post. They can not hang 'on a diagonal'. You can NOT hinge directly to drywall. Gates are too heavy for compression mount. You can not 'turn a corner' with a two panel gates. Two panel gates must hang in a straight line.

Learn More about LatchesOur latches are intended to defeat little hands but are not rated as child proof. They use a thumb clasp for locking. You can augment with a doorstop, to prevent a gate opening over stairs. You can also add a surface bolt or hasp for extra safety. View our latch video.

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Products ship UPS GROUND. Stained gates/kits ship within 14 days after payment. Unfinished gates and kits ship within 10 days. If you revise your design within 36 hours after ordering (which any customer can do), your delivery time may extend a day. Plans are downloaded by you after payment. We do not ship AIR. We can not ship to PO Boxes. In most cases, a signature will be required for delivery addresses NOT matching the billing address, or if we are shipping to an area with extreme weather (so you're there to bring it inside).

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