By Izolda Smit. Cabinet Finishes. Published at Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 - 00:07:43 AM.
Stain – Staining is a type of cabinet finishes that makes use of varnish, lacquer, polyurethane or shellac that enhances the natural color of wood. By definition, wood stains are composed of colorants which are suspended in a vehicle such as alcohol or a finishing agent like varnish, lacquer, shellac or polyurethane. These colorants are not fully dissolved in the vehicle.
Materials used for shaker style cabinets are quality types of woods like maple, cherry, quartersawn oak and hickory. In terms of the finishes, shaker style cabinets are typically left raw and in their natural wood finish. However, the finishing of shaker style cabinets can be modified according to the prevailing style of the home.
Custom kitchen cabinet doors are those which are “made to order” according to the specific requirements and preferences of the client. However, this option is considered to be expensive because of the labor, time and effort that goes into it. We cover custom kitchen cabinets in further detail including types of hardware, finishes and door types below.
Some advantages of acrylic finish cabinets include high durability, ability to withstand wear and tear from everyday use, and resistance to scratches. In addition to that, acrylic finish kitchen cabinet doors are easy to clean. However there are still a few drawbacks to this type of cabinet finish. Since acrylic finishes have a glossy look, fingerprints and dirt are more visible in the cabinet’s surface, thus requiring frequent wiping and regular cleaning. In addition to that, an acrylic finish is also more expensive compared to other kitchen cabinet finishes.
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