How to Paint and Glaze Cabinets

If you want your cabinets to look new without having to pay much money, you need to know how to paint and glaze cabinets. It’s suggested to paint the back of your cabinets’ doors first, so it will not too visible if you’re failed on the first attempt.

how to paint and glaze cabinets

how to paint and glaze cabinets

Painting Process
This is the initial steps on how to paint and glaze cabinets. Before painting your cabinets, you need to remove the cabinets’ doors, drawers, and hardware. After removing, you should clean them up. If your cabinets are located in the kitchen, usually there will be stain of oil, smoke, food, and other things that should be cleaned up. To make your cleaning process to be perfect, you can use deglosser. After cleaning and drying process, use 100- to 220-grit sandpaper into the cabinets’ surface. This process will make the cabinets’ surface absorb the paint easily.

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There are many colors for the paint. People often choose cream colors to give soft, light, and antique accent to your cabinets. Even though there’s a water-based paint, people likely use oil-based paint because it’s more durable and easy to be cleaned up. Foam roller is usually used to paint larger surfaces. Meanwhile, brush is used to reach the edges of your cabinets and other small gaps in your cabinets. If you want to paint the cabinets’ doors, you only can do it one side at a time. It’s because the paint should be dried at least 24 hours on each side. Actually it’s your choice whether you want to paint the back of cabinets’ doors or not.

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Glazing Process
Glazing is the second step on how to paint and glaze cabinets. Before the glazing process, you need to check whether the paint is already dry or not. In glazing process, you can create your own mixed glaze, but there are glaze products that are pre-mixed. Glaze products are consisted from various colors, so you need to choose colors that are suitable with your paint. If you have more time, you can use oil-based glaze because it takes much time to dry. For the first application of the glaze, you can use brush. The movement of your brush should be circular or straight when you’re applying the glaze. Brush also can be used to apply a clear topcoat to protect your cabinets’ surface from scratch and other possible damages.

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