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Faux Painting for Kitchen Cabinets

Faux painting for kitchen cabinets involves painting your kitchen cabinets using decorative painting methods. This method started off with artists trying to replicate marble and wood with paints.


Faux Painting for Kitchen Cabinets

Though professional faux painting can be expensive, there are many easy to complete do it yourself techniques available. Remember it is very simple to change the faux finish and can be done with limited kitchen cabinets paint.


Faux finishes involves to major processes. Glaze work that uses transparent mixture of paint and glaze. This gives a texture that is smooth. These are applied using brushes, rags or sponge.


Plasterwork is another form that uses painted plasters and is applied using spatulas. The finished result gives a flat or textured finish.


Painting kitchen cabinets with faux finish has got several options to choose from and can cater to your taste. You can actually change the looks of your old kitchen cabinets easily to the look of new wood cabinets with extraordinary texture.


Faux painting for kitchen cabinets always gives fantastic results. A dark shaded wood cabinet can become light shaded with a glaze colour of your choice. The numbers of options you have for the base and accent glazes are almost unending.


Select faux marbling for painting old kitchen cabinets. These will make your kitchen cabinet look like being created from marbles. This can be achieved by either glazing or plastering.


If you want exotic looks you need to go for wood graining, or faux bois finishes. You can choose the most popular Venetian plaster that offers shiny plaster looks with textures.


Use stripe or streak glazing, which creates soft colour tones using brushes. This is used to imitate fabrics such as linen. Choose rag painting to get a twisted texture pattern which is created by using rags for glazing.



Mural looks or architectural finishes are created using a faux painting style called Trompe l’oeil.  If you want a finish that creates sleek variations of colours with various Shades of glaze merged together ask for colour wash.


Kitchen cabinets paints required for faux painting may include satin finish paints combined with semi glossy paints. You may need to finish off using some semi glossy varnish. Different types of brushes are also required to get the desired impact.


The method of repainting kitchen cabinets with faux finish as with all other home remodelling projects needs careful planning and homework. Check home improvement magazines; browse the sites on the Internet to get inspirational thoughts. Choose something that enhances your style and matches the environment.


All surfaces on which the paint will be applied need to be cleaned thoroughly and sanded to smoothness. Bonding primer is applied next and then layers of paints are coated, sometimes mixed and at times directly. Varnish may be applied next to make the cabinets water resistant.


The success of the project of faux painting for kitchen cabinets depends on the resources used, the method and the expertise of the person doing the job. The final product should be sturdy and match the existing style of your home and kitchen.


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