Forget matching. Color in a … I just need to get the wood between the doors matched (the doors and drawers were saved). Take door off go to Professional paint store & get samples. CliqStudios offers a variety of kitchen cabinet finishes to fit any style and budget. Do that before you build the cabinets. Your hands would be the wrong hands. Just checking ;). cpartist is right. Stain is the opposite. lol  We are officially at week 4 of the One Room Challenge and this was my biggest challenge for this project.  (see weeks 1, 2, 3)  Painting all of my kitchen cabinets Antoinette (pink) using Annie Sloan’s Chalk paint! Sorry to be so blunt, but it's just the cold, hard truth. It would have taken me forever using a roller as I had so much to do. But no matter what you're thinking right now, it's best to do some YouTube searches on using chalk paint on kitchen surfaces. Factory finished bathroom cabinet is peeling, Chalkboard painted my kitchen cabinets but not sure how to finish. (That said, I'm putting pre-catalyzed lacquer on my own cabinets - but I'm borrowing a spray room because I don't have my own.). And this is where my vibrant designs, full of color and pattern, mix with thrift finds to create unique spaces. This sample panel shows eight steps to create a warm walnut factory finish. i need to get creative about this! Other photo is a painted door we found in the attic and refinished. Matches well with your other things and colors! When the solvent evaporates, the pigment is left on the surface. Stain is soaked into the wood then a topcoat to protect. Again, find a local expert, and then be prepared to test at least a dozen test boards. I love your kitchen!! Want to post some pics and we can advise of some color options? There is no mold. 3) Catalyzed Conversion Varnish Baked-On Factory Finished | What are you using as the cabinet finish to provide a durability & a strong, long-lasting finish? It’s very blotchy in the wrong hands. The whole first floor was gutted during 4 days after the flood. Whew!  It’s been a CRAZY week and I am feeling really really old. 👀 I'll add that the yellow tint of many oil-based topcoats can also help, depending on how aged your other cabinets are. There is no substitute for experience doing this. As a solution, my contractor opened up the top half of the kitchen wall leading into the living room, and plans to leave support columns at both ends. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Go ahead & try, but be prepared for failure. I had issues with a damaged leg on a table, and it had to be replaced. Even the highest quality cabinet-specific enamel that can be purchased at a paint store uses this process to cure. It has to be a pretty strong finish I believe. Some homeowners choose painted cabinets in bright or distinct colors as accent cabinets, then use wood for the rest of the cabinetry. Tina, I simply adore this pink!!! Was this the first time you used a sprayer? Hides grains. Completely agree with live_wire_oak. Hi Anna, nope we also used it to paint our Ikea Applaro sectional. I am even considering making large side panels of the cabinets decorative. Re-painting your kitchen cabinets vs. replacement is not just easier on the budget, stress level, and project completion time frame, but can also provide a superior finish quality and appearance you will love for years to come. That is, all doors laying down. I kind of figure that's what pros are for. It took me a week from start to finish, working almost constantly.  But it was so completely worth it and I must say, given my first ever experience using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint (first in the pantry) and now in the kitchen I am a HUGE fan. In the shot below you can see the slight color difference between the top and bottom cabinets.  This is because the bottom is just the coats of paint with no laquer.  The laquer slightly darkens the paint color as you can see in the uppers. Even worse if it's really reflective which shows a reflection of surroundings & people. I faced the same problem only a week ago and my budget won't stretch to installing a support beam. If that is a problem for your color, go with water based. There are too many steps, and what looks good under shop lights, looks completely different in sunlight. Wash the cabinets with Murphy's oil soap, dry completely. Make sure you aren’t taping on the cabinets! I just want to be sure and get it right. And when I saw the matte finish today I was amazed at what a difference it made. Fun fact: If you sneeze and fart at the same time. The Creative Coniferous Kitchen. Do not seal until you got ALL stained correctly. **, Step 1:  Clean your cabinet doors and boxes thoroughly.  We used this stuff.  Make sure to mix with water as per instructions and wear gloves!  (we bought cheap plastic ones at Lowes). Rub the product with the softer back side of your fingers and feel the difference. Make sure you keep good notes on what you did with each sample also. - Second photo is the trim against the wall matched to the cabinets which turned out to be super easy with ordinary amber shellac and a water base topcoat. Design Loft is right - spend some quality time at your local paint/stain shop (again, NOT a big box store). You’ve sold me on using a sprayer. The pictures posted of wall cabinets shows a high sheen coat which is not suggested for cabinets due to reflection of light. The hinges were the right height but the wrong swing and the door strike did not line up. WE think we found a close color match, but need to figure out how to make finish look smooth close to factory finish. Honestly the sprayer saved my life lol. I love everything you have done in your kitchen, except for possibly the puck lights in the open cabinets showing so much. Have a browse and enjoy! Poor and this paint I will def. You blow my mind in the best way!!! Of course, you can leave them as-is, if you like a totally matte finish in your kitchen, which is unlikely. The next yo, New year and a new look! Good luck! Even a pro finds that difficult. Just don't have 5-10 years experience in both versions to base my opinion on. Step 5:  Apply clear gloss laquer to doors and boxes.  I first tried rolling the laquer on the doors, forgetting to water it down 10% first and it came out super splotchy.  Devastated I realized I forgot the water.  Then I got desperate and decided to try spraying it. We can build bottom cabinets ourselves. Get some boards & practice before attempting. It is very beautiful ❤️ Used Kilz on all the inside studs. I hope I didn't discourage you. How to use the HomeRight FinishMax Paint Sprayer. Try these strategies to change up the look of your space, Earth-friendly kitchen cabinet materials and finishes offer a host of health benefits for you and the planet. I might suggest you go for a distressed look. And don’t forget to subscribe to keep up on the latest with this project. Olga D .....I mean this with all due respect, Please...seek advice from a finish supplier when it comes to stain & top coat. You can feel the difference of a factory finish produced in a dust free environment. – Rebecca Vosburg. I realize that taking off the finish on the uppers might be a pain, but it would be one way for the finishes to "match". I think thst looks great in alot of kitchens. You could use a different paint too just make sure it’s thin enough to come up through the sprayer. Step 2 Hold the putty knife down toward the wood surface at a 45-degree angle. Place trim wood in an area that is safe and protected from dogs, cats, dust, and kids so your cabinet drawers and doors can dry in peace. Any help and suggestions of technique, company names, brands are appreciated. Spraying creates a uniform, smooth surface and is the best way to simulate the glassy, powdercoat surfaces of metal cabinetry. Look on here at all of the kitchens doing the the two colors. Can't say the same thing about the neighbors. Considering Vintage? You guys are killing it over there– high fives all around! Your email address will not be published. Learn how to get a smooth paint finish to give your DIY projects a professional look. Wax. The makers of chalk paint recommend that you finish with clear wax, which is not easy the first time you try it. xoxo. Yes, it has been 1.5 years. Sometimes you will need to waterpop the grain to get a finish at all like the original. Here are the bathroom cabinets we picked. It’s a super simple process of mixing flour, vinegar and salt. I would take a sample of your existing finish in to a specialty paint/stain store and ask them. Required fields are marked *. For a Retailer, it's a lose-lose endeavor. Use a paint brush to coat the surface of one cabinet, door and drawer at a time. You are going to have to wait to see the whole thing cause I’m terrible like that.  Totally kidding, I just haven’t shot the entire space yet.  In 2 weeks I’ll be sharing the reveal with the Antoinette in all of it’s stunning glory! This is CRUCIAL.  If it’s too thick, even by a little it will not come through the sprayer evenly and if it’s too runny it will just get runny and make a mess. Painted finishes provide a wide variety of color options for striking accents in a kitchen. It is a SO much easier route! Semi-custom cabinetry offers a wide selection of finishes and paint colors, which are typically baked on. Use a putty knife to scrape off all soft lacquer. Sample boards are your friends! Do not ball up rags that you used for wiping off stain and leave them as they can start a fire through spontaneous combustion. Primer is for prepping & making wood not absorb paint. For example, you mentioned primer. Thank you Susie! Tips on sanding grooves in cabinet and selecting a paint color. I know it’s been a couple weeks since I shared a remodel update or home improvement DIY. If you are trying to match the finish, then spraying would be the way to go. Bonds and allows the paint to adhere better so that 10 years from now – the finish looks just as good as the day you painted it. Then you have to consider how many coats, which solvents you'll use (yes, oil-based is good, but so is analine dye in alcohol or water), and which stains are compatible with your topcoat(s). I used it to refurbish my kitchen table, it worked brilliantly, but it was real wood. Make sure to do LOTS of taping off of everything, this makes painting go so much faster! Although you may or may not need a sanding sealer, depending on the species of wood. Now the Mac Daddy, the Beef Patty of your Burger and the PB of your PB and J.  How I went about painting our entire kitchen using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint and Clear Gloss Laquer using a SPRAYER! The challenge is smooth even color. You can't possibly match the smoothness of a factory finish. There's hardly ANY stores that bother with matching stains!! xo. Look at the ground color and then the secondary color because that's what you need to match. That’s actually the first thing I would suggest. You want to have a strong, smooth surface to the touch, without the inconvenience of having to maintain the finish every few years. What you can do, is visit a good local paint/finish store (NOT Home Depot) and inquire. I have had several clients attempt this & failed miserably & asked me to fix it. Usually the only way to fix a bad stain job is to sand it all down & hope the stain did not get absorbed too deep into wood & start over. Thank you so much for sharing this information! Step 11: Apply watered down laquer using sprayer to all sides of drawers (3 coats) and apply 2 coats (1 watered down and then 1 full strength) to lower boxes. My daughter and I are obsessed. This advice will put your kitchen renovation back on track, This one-of-a-kind kitchen in a Victorian house is a testament to what can be achieved with a little bravery, Create a Grounded, Authentic Design With Layers of Natural and Painted Wood, Personnaliser mon expérience à l'aide de cookies, Two-Tone Cabinet Finishes Double Kitchen Style, Ecofriendly Kitchen: Healthier Kitchen Cabinets. :( I was considering a contrasting color, but I feel that having all bottom one color and top different color may look too obvious LOL . They can start a fire through spontaneous combustion and uniform for a kitchen and see how it looks from. And drawers so we knew where they went after painting lights, looks completely different in sunlight, Thank Jamala! 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