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How To Glaze Kitchen Cabinets

Follow these steps to give your cabinets an antique look – and feel.


  • TIP: Glaze quickly becomes sticky, so work in small, manageable areas applying glaze and wiping it off as you go.
  • Step 1: Once the glaze is completely dry, hang drawers, doors, and hardware and enjoy your kitchen’s new look.
  • FACT: The average kitchen remodel takes approximately two years
  • Step 2: Wipe the glaze off with the other rag and let the glaze dry.
  • Step 3: Dip one rag in the mixture and wipe the cabinets in a vertical or circular motion.
  • Step 4: Remove the doors, drawers, and all hardware from the cabinets. Lay drop cloths in your work area.
  • Step 5: Mix one part paint to one part glazing liquid.
  • TIP: For a darker finish use three parts paint to one part glaze; for a lighter finish use one part paint to three parts glaze.
  • Step 6: Wash the cabinets with mild soap and water, and then dry them completely.

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