Antiquing or glazing a kitchen cabinet must be done in a very specific way to avoid damaging the product. Antique or glaze a kitchen cabinet with help from a kitchen cabinet professional in this free video clip.
Hi, I'm Jory from Salt Lake City, and we're going to be talking about how to antique or glaze kitchen cabinets. Okay, so what we're talking about the glaze or antiquing a cabinet, what that's going to do is that's going to allow us to first off with the cabinet, we need to spray some sort of a clear coat over top. If you don't do that, the glaze will seep too far into the wood and into the grains. It's not going to work. You've got to put a seal coat down. After your seal coat, you're going to sand it lightly with something like just a like a 180 grit or 320 grit, something that's real light, 220 would be fine as well. We're going to put it in that specific area and now the glaze is actually what creates the antique look, that's kind of like when people talk about antique, that's what they're referring to is an antique glaze or you know, something that kind of shows it in the edges, something a little heavier. So we'll put it on there. We're going to wipe it off. You can see it kind of gives it a shine at the same time and you can leave the glaze on there as heavy or as light as you would like to. It's really up to you. I'm kind of a fan of heavy in the edges, just a personal preference. If you don't like them heavy in the edges, you just like the darker look that the glaze brings to kind of antique it, that works great too. Wipe it clean. Typically the glaze will have about a 15 to 20 minute dry time, somewhere in there, depending on you know, the heat and how warm it is and all those things. And then after that you just put your top coat on and that's how you antique them. Again, I'm Jory from Salt Lake City, and we just talked about how to antique or glaze kitchen cabinets.