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08-04-2010 02:59 PM

Followup to my other cabinet finishing question.

Poplar face frames, MDF panels, prefinished carcasses. Going for a glazed but not distressed white painted cabinet look (Colonial revival home—going for a hybrid Country/Colonial kitchen).

At Woodcraft the wife saw a sample board of the Antique White “milk” paint from GF with a burnt umber glaze and loved it. I was thinking of trying to match that with Sherwin Williams pigmented CV, glaze, and then a clear top coat. But that ends up being pretty expensive and leaves me with a lot of extra material (sealer mostly). Also, it is tough to estimate material need for the glaze and ordering an extra quart or gallon would be $25 delivery and several days wait. Plus if we don’t like the color we’re out a lot of money and time.

So I thought about other options. Since the wife likes that GF milk paint combo and Woodcraft stocks it (in small quantities and other one-off colors too), here’s what I came up with:

Zinsser BIN Shellac primer, GF Antique White milk paint, Glaze, SW Water-White Conversion Varnish top coats.

Anyone see problems with this? I know the final coating won’t be as thick as a solid buildup of the SW sealer, pigmented CV, and top coat, but I’m also thinking about availability, risk, and budget. According to GF and SW, it seems the top coat will adhere to paint and GF says most lacquer or varnish products are suitable top coats. But I take experience more seriously than data sheets. :)

All help is appreciated. Thanks.

-- Amateur woodworker, professional mess-maker.

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