One manufacturing company is creatively cutting down on tree usage with its painting technique, says ProSales writer Marisa Mendez. Masonite's AvantGuard doors are a line of fiberglass doors painted with a technique called pointillism, meaning they're painted with thousands of individual dots in multiple colors.
Masonite replicates the look of rare or exotic wood by using thousands of tiny dots in one of five colors to create the wood design on the doors.
The doors offer homeowners the look of luxury at an affordable cost, an AvantGuard door costs about two-thirds of what a real exotic wood door costs, while minimizing the number of exotic trees harvested to create doors. The company offers its AvantGuard doors in Cherry, Spanish Cedar, and Black Walnut. This year, it installed a new printer that the company says will enhance the quality of the print. To see how Masonite creates its doors, click through the slideshow above.