Dubois Heavy Duty distressing machines can be produced with up to four heads in any configuration of distressing and denibbing brush stations. The brushes can be configured with up to 25 HP drives an electric motor powered brush oscillation for each brush to produce a truly unique distress (antique look) pattern that can be very popular with customers. Normally the first process of brushing is wire distressing; the brush bristles can be produced in a wide variety of patterns and trim lengths to produce a vastly different distress pattern. The 2nd. process is denibbing; this process is used to remove fuzz and trapped dust as a result of the removal of soft wood grain. Typically these processes are followed by an anti-static nylon brush to thoroughly de-dust the product.

Key features:

  • Independent brush height adjustment w/ digital indicators
  • Variable speed brush drives
  • Nip hold-down rolls
  • Available in belt widths from 12″ to 60″
  • Wire brush with choice of wire diameter and trim length
  • Abrasive nylon brush with choice of bristle grit and trim length
  • Machine mounted operator HMI console to control brush and conveyor speeds along with brush rotation (CW or CCW)


  • Cleaning brush located on the outfeed of the machine
  • All brush stations available with or without oscillation
  • Motorized head raise
  • Variable speed conveyor drive

Primary uses:

  • Removal of soft wood (summer growth) from the surface of the product to provide an aged look and added grain texture
  • Wood composite decking, railing, siding, fencing and window parts
  • Produce a random, nonskid, wood grain pattern on a variety of materials

Solidly constructed for long-term reliability, Dubois equipment is engineered with innovations to improve productivity and minimize clean-up, maintenance, and downtime. It’s manufactured in the U.S., to assure fast response and prompt availability of replacement parts from local suppliers. Contact us today to discuss your finishing equipment needs.

Heavy Duty Distressing Machine