glaze stained cabinets


Old 01-06-07, 04:37 PM
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I would like to apply a glaze over stained oak cabinets. I was going to strip off the polyurethene and leave the stain (Minwax golden oak). These kitchen cabinets are 12 years old. Any ideas on the process of glazing over stain? I don't know what kind of glaze to use. I only want the glaze to appear in the corners and edges, not on the flat surfaces. I also don't know if I should put the new coats of polyurethene on before or after glazing. Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-12-07, 12:34 PM
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Many glazes can be applied over existing finishes. Stripping the finish will remove part of the stain, which I assume you don't want.

The surface should be lightly sanded (220 grit) and the glaze applied in the areas you want. Use a dry brush to feather it out. If it's darker than you want, or not where you want, paint thinner on a rag will remove it.

After you have the look you want (shading, etc.) allow to dry (48 hours) then top coat with the poly of your choice of sheen

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