I’ve already shown you many examples of using the DIY Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats to take your old cabinets, regardess of surface finish (laminate, formica, melamine, oak, unfinished, finished, painted, metal, plastic etc etc), from blah to fresh and updated. These photos, below, are varying cabinet doors that had 2 layers of CC textured basecoat Parchment brushed on, and then 1 layer of CC Toner brushed on and damp rag wiped-
We also know that if we use a dry rag, and barely wipe the toner off, we will obtain a richer color -
Well, GUESS what I just stumbled on? Another option, one that is (I think) even EASIER, if that can even be possible! Here’s what happened. I was showing a painter how easy the Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats are. I was also showing him how easy the Caromal Colours Wall Glaze is. I grabbed an old wood door that I had previously painted with 2 coats of CC Textured Basecoat Parchment. It had dried but did NOT have CC Toner on it.
I got out the palm sander and did a real quick buzzing of a palm sand on it, letting it gouge into the edges. Then I brushed on Caromal Colours Wall Glaze, color Tea Stain. Then wiped it off with dry rag. It wiped off just like that. Zero effort. How can I explain….. its like theres only one color you will get - a very subtle hint of color, but it DOES still give just enough that remains in the detail. The Parchment is a very popular color choice, and I find that people want it one way or the other – very subtle, and over light look with just a hint of color, or they want it richer, more antiquing, more interest. If you are really distressing back a piece, then Toner works perfectly. If you are looking for cleaner, very subtle I am actually liking the Wall Glaze -
Now heres what’s different. The Wall Glaze is much more translucent. It is not as full bodied. It is created to give your wall surfaces a lovely hint of color – easily. It stays wet for quite awhile, so once you are done wiping off it will take longer for your doors, or furniture piece, to dry. The CC Toner, on the other hand, is richer. It stays open (meaning it won’t dry, or become unworkable quickly) as well, but the color is richer, stronger, thus it offers a great variety of color tones, depending on how you chose to wipe it off. It gives more depth to your finish. Is Richer.
LETS GET VISUAL…
Applying Parchment Textured Basecoat On Oak Cabinet Door, Then 1/2 Toned and 1/2 WallGlazed
Started with a clean Cabinet Door-
Apply first layer of Parchment Textured Basecoat using a chip brush-
Layer 1, complete-
See? It doesn’t look that great - yet….
Let dry and brush on 2nd layer. This will fill in the lighter spots -
let dry then lightly finish sand with a mouse/palm sander. I didn’t sand in the crevices, but if you want it all really smooth you can do those smaller areas with small pieces of 220 sand paper -
For the visual, I taped door in 1/2.
Top 1/2 apply Caromal Colours Toner, using chip brush –
brush it all in –
then wipe it off with a rag. If you want a lighter finish you can use a damp rag, but in this example I used a dry rag and wiped off the toner -
The bottom 1/2 will be Wall Glazed. I split the section in 1/2 once more so that we can try out both the Coffee Stain Wall Glaze and the Tea Stain Wall Glaze. Here I applied the Tea Stain Wall Glaze-
and the left side I applied the Coffee Stain Wall Glaze-
Now, wipe off with dry rag. Easy Schmeezy. Don’t even look. Just wipe off. It will all come off clean and even, because it only bites in so much… if you wipe too much off, just brush more back in, then wipe lighter -
it will stay in the crevices, which is nice -and will slightly effect your buzzed areas. If you are wanting richer distressed areas (the wood you revealed, beneath, by sanding back) then I would stick with the Toner, which will do that -
Here is the finished sample, showing all 3 color variations while the tape line shows the true color of un-toned Parchment -
I could have wiped back more of the glaze,cleaned it out of the cracks more, but I chose to leave it as is – it’s all in how you want your finished piece to look -
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