Choosing Cabinet Finishes

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Choosing Cabinet Finishes

Showcase your personal style when you select the finish for your kitchen cabinets. You can enhance the natural characteristics of the wood or create a totally different look with glazing. Utilizing techniques like sanding or distressing will make your cabinets uniquely yours at choosing cabinet finishes.

Stains

Stains applied to cabinet doors range from light to dark, with the lighter versions designed to enhance the natural wood grain, while darker stains cover imperfections and can create a bolder look.

Paint

Paint applied to cabinets creates an opaque finish, designed to give you color choices of a pre-painted cabinet but with the natural wood character of a stained cabinet. With unlimited choices of color, paint gives you the option of showing a bit of graining, especially if the wood is coarsely grained, the texture will be more visible.

Glazes

Glazes are transparent and can work with both paint and stain. There are two types of glazes: flooded and penned. With flooded, the glaze is sprayed onto the entire cabinet door, and with penned, it is hand-applied to a distinct area.

Antiquing

Starting with a good cleaning, followed with light sanding over holes and dents, antiquing simulates the natural aging of wood. A rub through is a technique that manually removes the paint from cabinet edges to create a rustic, worn appearance. A top coat of thin glaze will protect the antique finish.

Brushed

Brushed finishes are hand-applied and can be any style from weathered to contemporary depending on how much is used, and how it’s applied over your painted or stained cabinetry. Brushstrokes can give your cabinets a vintage feel.

Laminate

A thin layer of laminate is applied to the wood cabinet in either a glossy or textured finish. Easy to clean, durable, laminate will give your kitchen cabinets a fresh look.

With so many options from which to choose, visit one of our showrooms and let our designers help you decide on a custom solution for your kitchen.