How To Create Antique White Kitchen Cabinets

Aug 12th

Antique white kitchen cabinets can be processed in order to create an aged look for the cabinets. Some housing designs and decorative aesthetics use antique cabinets as complimentary. Since there are so many different antique kitchen cabinets, so you can choose any methods to use to create the effect of antique. There are some steps you can follow to create an antique kitchen cabinets.

How To Antique White Kitchen Cabinets

Before you start to create the antique white kitchen cabinets, first you have to prepare the cabinets. Go to your kitchen, then remove the cabinet doors, hinges, knobs, and other fixtures. Take your cabinets apart to have an easier process. Do not forget to set the screws, hinges, and other attachments in somewhere safe, so you will not lose them.

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Continue with rough up all of the cabinet surfaces by using sandpaper. What you have to make sure is removing the top finish, because extra sanding will be required high-gloss cabinets. After that you can use a wet rag to clean the cabinets. Make sure you clean them so they can be free from sanding dust.

The next step is choosing one of the three antiquing white cabinets process. You should use one or you can also combine the methods. There are glazing, distressing, and crackling. For example, you choose glazing. This method involves applying a thinned paint mixture that you can call as a glaze, over the surfaces of cabinet.

With this method, a white and light colored cabinets can appear older and slightly dingy. First of all, you should choose a glaze. You can add more water or glaze medium to adjust the glaze opaqueness as per your personal preference. Then use a paint brush to brush the glaze onto the cabinet. Continue by wiping off excess glaze, you can use a paper towel or even a cloth to do this process.

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To get the desired effect, you can repeat the process of glazing. You can also build layer upon layer until you are satisfied with the antiquing level. Use a small paint brush to layer extra glaze into cracks, crevices, and joint lines, to protect the antique white kitchen cabinets from the dust.