What Are Some Tips for Glazing for Wood Cabinets?


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Clean the cabinets with a damp rag, and then use painter's tape around the cabinets to protect the surrounding walls. When glazing cabinets, it's helpful to first glaze the doors, saving the cabinet bases for the end. Make sure the base paint coat is completely dry before applying glaze.

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For color, mix the glazing liquid with paint, referring to the manufacturer's instructions for the exact mixing ratios. Use black paint for dark cabinets or brown paint for lighter cabinets. Dip a clean rag into the glaze and paint mix. Then, rub it onto the cabinets in either a circular or straight motion. After you coat the cabinets, wipe off the glaze with a clean rag. Allow the glaze to dry for the time specified by the manufacturer. Add a layer of non-yellowing sealer to the cabinets with the same method you used to apply the glaze. Allow the cabinets to dry, and then lightly sand them with fine-grit sandpaper. Wipe the cabinets off with a tack cloth to remove the dust. Finally, apply a second coat of sealer, and allow it to dry.

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