|Project by pintodeluxe||posted 03-28-2012 at 11:41 AM||9787 views||4 times favorited||17 comments|
Here is a project where we tinted our cabinets a darker shade. The existing cabinets were the typical honey oak color (last picture), and had turned a bit yellow / orange in the sunlight. The color I wanted was more of a medium mission brown, so I applied two coats of pre-cat lacquer tinted with universal colorants. My recipe was 1.5 teaspoons of raw umber plus a dab of burnt sienna per quart of lacquer. I sprayed vertical surfaces unthinned to prevent runs, and added a splash of lacquer thinner to the doors and drawer fronts which were sprayed horizontally. I found that two even coats worked best. The finish became high gloss after the second coat, so I waxed them with #0000 steel wool and Howard’s Walnut Wax to bring it back to the intended satin sheen. New appliances, sink, trim, roman shades, and travertine backsplash complete the look.
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