The antique glaze is a great way to add character and personality to your home. It’s also an easy technique that anyone can do at home with the right tools and supplies.
You can use glaze or stain on painted cabinets for a complete antique effect. There are many different ways to create an antique look, but this is one of the easiest and most effective methods. It won’t cost you much and will produce satisfying results.
With just a few simple steps, we’ll walk you through everything from preparation to application so that your cabinets come out looking like they’ve been around for decades.
Gather Tools and Supplies
The first step is to collect all the tools and supplies that you need for the project in one place. You can’t stop and risk stain drying during the process, so you need everything in one place. You will need stain brushes, screwdrivers to open different parts, some antique-looking screws for replacing the new, visible ones, and cleaning supplies.
Choose Stain Colors
This is a crucial step because the whole process depends on this. Choosing the right stain color will give you the right effect you want. So do small patch tests on a non-visible side of the cabinet of various colors to choose the perfect one for you.
Clean Cabinet Surface with Cleaner
The next step is to clean all the surfaces of the cabinet that you want to stain. Cleaning the cabinets will ensure a blank canvas for you to show your creativity. The grime and dust on the cabinets, if not cleaned properly, can cause the stain to curdle and crack at places, making the final look seem unprofessional.
Apply Glaze or Stain
The last step is to apply the glaze or stain that you have chosen for the cabinets. The best way to apply the stain is in small strokes and layer by layer. Dumping the stain or glaze will look unprofessional.