How Do I Use Glaze On Kitchen Cabinets That Are Wood? I Love The Antique Ivory With The Darker Tint In Crevices? Our Cabinets Are Stained Oak That Were In The Model Home. Any Ideas?


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First go to Home Depot and pick up a gallon or two of acrylic based primer. It is especially made for priming over nonporous surfaces. Ask the paint dept. To get it for you. Remove all the cabinet doors and take out the drawers. Prime them. Don't forget to read the directions on how long to let the primer set on the cabinets before painting. Go ahead and pick up an acrylic paint in antique white. You will need at least a gallon, maybe two. Depending on how many cabinets you have. It has a soft sheen. Glidden makes an excellent one that is labeled as "all siding". Ask for satin or gloss depending on how much shine you want. Do NOT buy flat! It is not scubbable so you wouldn't be able to wipe them down when they get dirty. Next step is to apply the ivory paint. "Two coats". Letting it dry for at least two hours in between coats. Let the ivory paint cure for two days. You do not have to by glaze unless you prefer to. Instead, pick up a quart of the darker color that you prefer. Make sure that it is also an acrylic base!! Most people seem to prefer brown for it's antique affect. But it just depends on what your tastes are. Mix 1 part paint to 3 parts water. It will be runny, so apply it by loading up your paint brush sparingly. Then apply this to one cabinet door at a time. Working fast enough so that the mixture doesn't start to dry. Take a damp cotton cloth,"an old tee shirt cut into pieces works well. Wipe off the excess paint mixture so that the ivory shows through. If you prefer the glaze, it doesn't set up as quickly so you will have more time to work with it before it starts to dry. Since this is your first time, I would do the glazing technique on the inside of a few doors until I got the hang of it. It's time consuming but You can do it! Just take your time and be confident in yourself. If you can imagine it, you can do it.
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Make sure that it is "ACRYLIC" paint Not latex. Latex will peel off of your cabinets over time. Also, if you use the glaze, then mix it 3 parts glaze to 1 part paint.

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