Do you love the look of glazed or antiqued cabinetry?
Cabinet glazing – also known as “antiquing” or “tea-staining” – means applying a darker, translucent finish, or “glaze” onto your cabinets to highlight the detailing, or to give a more traditional look. Cabinet glazing has been used in interiors and kitchens ranging from “Mediterranean” to “country French” to “modern farmhouse”, and can range from barely-there “subtle” to more heavily brushed “rustic”.
We start by giving your cabinets a smooth, new finish in the appropriate base color, which we will help select based on the look you want. Then we apply the glaze by hand, allowing more of the darker glaze color to settle in the grooves and corners of your cabinets to emphasize any details. On the larger, smooth areas of the cabinets, the glaze is wiped down until the right look is achieved. Here is where the magic happens! The glaze can be wiped out almost entirely, leaving just a hint of color, or can be brushed and left in a heavier layer for a more hand-done look. The choice is yours!