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Question by  Belliom (10)

How do you glaze white cabinets?

I would like to add a glaze to my white cabinets to give them an antiqued look.


Answer by  Joe80 (866)

You can add a glaze to white cabinets by applying a natural or poly urethane lacquer. The most common lacquers available are Shellac or Valspar poly urethane varnish. Before applying test these on other painted surfaces, some paints may rub off when using poly urethane varnish.


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

The easiest way is to just use a satin finish latex paint. That should give them a nice glaze, and protect them at the same time.


Answer by  CLEV (405)

If you want them to really shine you can go with a varnish, just make sure you have adequate time to air out the room afterwards.


Answer by  jamie11 (604)

In order to glaze your cabinets, you must first make sure they are clean of oils, dirts, etc. Any hardware store, such as Home Depot, Lowes, both have glaze in various colors to put on over your cabinets. Directions are also available and glazing is very easy to do.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

If you are wanting to glaze these I would make sure they are dry first. Once they are dry you can apply the glaze off and on for fifteen minutes.


Answer by  joeinphilly (388)

Use the calculators to determine the amount you need and also read the instructions completely. It isn't a particularly difficult job but getting consistency of finish across all your cabinets does require you to think through the entire project.

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