What is Cabinet Glazing?
Cabinet glazing refers to the technique of applying a color accent onto a base color. It is typically applied by a hand, making it custom and unique in every project. Glazing is generally added to the millwork of cabinet doors, panels, crown molding–anything and everything with grooves, bevels, and intentional indentation. Glazing is a great way to personalize your cabinets and can accommodate many designs.
Resurrect Wood Refinishing offers a custom glazing service that can be tweaked and adjusted to each client’s desired aesthetic. The three main styles we have been able to categorize are called Neat Glazing, Full Body Glazing, and Farmhouse Faux Grain Glazing. Neat Glazing or “Pin glaze / PinStripe Glaze” as some call it, is a technique where a technician uses a thin paint brush to add crisp, straight lines. It serves as a great way to accentuate shadows and profiles.
Full Body Glazing is a wipe-on-wipe-off technique. Glaze is liberally applied across the millwork, into all the corners and crevices, and then wiped off and cleaned up. The base and accent colors are blended better together since the lines are not as precise and even. This creates a rustic and antique appearance. This technique can be as subtle or dramatic as the client likes. Offering a softness and warmth to millwork, or really getting the drama out of the profiles in greater contrast approaches.
Farm Faux Grain Glazing is our newest technique. As the name suggests, the goal of this style is to mimic modern wood veneer patterns. (think variable gray woodgrain) The technician wipes glaze across the center panel, stiles, and rails in consistent vertical and horizontal lines in multiple shades. Then a final coat of blending and sealing makes for a beautiful final product.
Should I Glaze my Cabinets?
Glazing is a great way to personalize your cabinets and tie together countertops, floors, backsplashes, and even adjacent rooms. It does not suit every design vision, but really adds a custom “Wow” factor. Increasing the “factory finish” look, with this technique, no one would ever guess it was a refinish. Resurrect Wood Refinishing offers Interior Design Services, so feel free to inquire for additional assistance with whether or not glazing is the right fit for your cabinetry.
How do you apply glaze to cabinets?
Glazing is applied on top of the base color before the final clear coat is added. It is a water-based pigment that can be easily applied and removed. It is a very viscous product, so the steadiest of hands is required to achieve uniformity in the final result. That is why nearly all (PinStripe Cabinets) (Pin Glaze) glazed cabinets sold in retail kitchen remodeling stores are done by factory application. Resurrect Wood Refinishing is proud to not only have mastered the technique in so many forms but is able to accommodate any vision and style. Our Artist personally glazes every project. With a background and degree in Fine Arts and 30 years experience in painting and color, together with you, she will accomplish your vision.
Are glazed cabinets out of style 2021?
Glazed cabinets are more fashionable than ever before, with our newest Farm Faux Grain Glazing being inspired from last year’s trend. We are seeing less of the bolder contrast glazes, but the low contrast approaches are really gaining steam. Right now there is a great focus on warmth, rustic, and multi color accents in the kitchen. That being said, all it takes is a different color combination of cooler tones to transform glazing from French Country to New York sleek. We are seeing some traditional designers using glazing to create applique designs or patterns. (we can do that too!) This is not for every project but can be great for hiding damage, or adding some texture to the back wall of a glass door cabinet.