Maple Kitchen Cabinets are usually colored or glazed instead of ending unfinished. Maple is of course a very light wood, but different glazes can make it a variety of light or between colors and can add interesting finishes such as a metallic, rustic, or shabby-chic look. Glaze offers protection against scratches and other damage. Cabinets can be glazed relatively easily in several steps. How glaze Maple Cabinets with select a glaze or combination of glazes. There are many glaze finishes to choose from as well as many effects, such as paints, cloth rolling and wood aging, which can be made with glaze.
Metallic glazes often have a different color on the underside, so it may be necessary to buy more than one glaze. Make a test patch. Make sure that the selected color looks good on the wood by applying a small glaze to either a tampered patch on the cupboard or on a bite of the same wood. If you plan to use two or more layers of different colored glazes, be sure to test both colors. Sand Maple Kitchen Cabinets. This step is optional, but if wood is not evenly grinded already. This step will ensure that the glaze is smoothly absorbed evenly into the wood, and looks nice (without scratches or bumps).
Protect the area around the Maple Kitchen Cabinets. If they are already installed, put masking tape along the edges of the cabinets to protect the walls. Put a protective plastic foil under the cabinet either on the floor or on the worktops under the cabinet. Apply glaze. Paint a thin layer of glaze with a brush. Rub wet glaze with steel wool for a ridden look (optional). Let the glaze dry. A thin layer of glaze should take several hours (or overnight) to dry properly. Repeat steps 5-7 if a second color or layer of glaze is required. A second layer cannot be required, but if the glaze is not as dark or distinctive as desired or if you choose to paint a glaze paint on top of another, such as a metal glass on top of a wood-colored glaze.