By Pushpa De Jong. Cabinet Finishes. Published at Saturday, March 02nd, 2019 - 22:43:01 PM.
Painting shaker style cabinets in white or gray, for example, allow them to fit in a more contemporary setting. Pairing it with a luxurious natural stone countertop and a rich color makes it well suited for classic kitchen settings. Alternatively, the use of wood stains in deep, dark color helps in enhancing the rich undertones and bringing out distinctive graining patterns of the wood. Overall, shaker style cabinets offer flexibility and versatility in terms of design despite its traditional origins.
Glazed kitchen cabinets come in two forms. First, is a pre-glazed kitchen door which is already ready made and finished, while the other one would still include self application of a store bought glaze. The glazing process involves painting or staining the cabinet first, and then allowing it to cte for some time. Once the paint or stain has dried, a thin coat of glaze is applied over the cabinet door, using a brush, and then the excess is wiped. The glaze is then allowed to cure and once fully dried, a top coat of polyurethane is added.
Acrylic kitchen cabinets are commonly used for ultra modern and minimalist kitchen interiors. There are two types of acrylic finish for kitchen cabinets, namely : solid acrylic doors and acrylic faced doors. Solid acrylic doors have a richer appearance because their full body is finished with acrylic. Their colors are more even, but they have a higher price. Acrylic faced doors, on the other hand, are just coated with several layers of acrylic. The manufacturing process involves applying sheets of acrylic over an MDF panel. These boards are then sealed at the edges and applied with a protective coating.
One major drawback of this type of kitchen cabinet finish is that it has the tendency to chip and wear over time. Acrylic – Acrylic finish is a type of non toxic finish that is mainly composed of acrylic acid. It gives kitchen cabinets a high gloss finish that is ultra smooth and has a sleek, mirror like appearance. Acrylic is available in a wide range of colors which can suit a variety of kitchen palettes. This type of finish is also known to last for years, without fading or discoloration.
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