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Old 01-02-02, 03:02 AM
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Question Adding white glazing to Kitchen Cabs

Need suggestions for applying white glaze on exixting Kit. Cabs. Cabs are 12 yrs old, solid raised panel oak, (Golden/med oak), in very good condition. Looking to updated appearence.

I am looking for just a accent finish over top of existing finsh, that shows color white in joint cracks and in open grain and allows existing natural wood color and grain pattern to show through.

Can I apply the glaze over existing finish, if so what type is recommended?
> Best method to appy?

What kind fo prep is required?
> Should I rag wash with lacquer thinner to etch surface?
> Do I need to strip off exiting finish?

Should I apply a varnish over the glaze after it dries?

Thanks for the help

Old 01-02-02, 12:34 PM
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In order...

1- You can apply the glaze over an existing finish. I would suggest Behlen.

2- A light sanding (240 grit) follwed by wiping the cabinets down to remove the sanding dust.

3- A lacquer thinner wash is NOT needed.

4- You do not need to strip the present finish.

5- If you're satisfied with the sheen after the glaze dries, a finish top coat is not needed. If you want a different sheen, use an aerosol LACQUER (that's the finish that's on the cabinets). Varnish will not adhere to lacquer.
Old 01-04-02, 06:59 AM
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Thanks for the info, but I need a bit more info on the name Behlen and which of their products you recommend. Also, do you think I could use "liquid sandpaper" as a prep or should I stick with elbow grease and 240 grit?


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