Caromal Colours RECLAIM – Bright White

After wiping down my cabinet door with a soapy rag I cracked open my jar of Caromal Colours Bright White RECLAIM.

Layer 1 Use chip brush and coat any detailed areas

then using the whiz roller (included in the kit)

I rolled my paint onto a plate because I didn’t want to dirty a tray for one door

Done.  Took under two minutes.

Let dry.

Apply Layer 2 (just repeat process) if needed:

Completed door, 2 coats, drying.  (*Note:  the Bright White offers the least coverage over mid to darker tone surfaces, and can typically take 3 coats for solid coverage.  ) If you don’t plan on glazing your cabinets then you are done.  No sanding.  No sealing.  Follow the instructions on dry/cure time.

Glazing / Antiquing-

WAIT 3 DAYS IF YOU WANT TO GLAZE YOUR CABINETS.   The instructions tell you that.  Read the instructions.  I didn’t read them.  I couldn’t wait for the door to dry so I could see what the glaze looked like….  so I brushed on the glaze

You can brush or roll the glaze – I chose to brush it on

then a simple wipe off with a terry rag

But it may not be so simple if you don’t WAIT the 3 day cure period before glazing.    I had a hard time wiping the glaze off in some areas – it got a little spotchy.  Why?  My door was about 1/2 hour dry….. if it doesn’t cure (3 days) then the glaze can actually start to re-activate the paint –

I learned the hard way.  Don’t learn the hard way.  Read the simple instructions that come with the products.

RECLAIM Bright White Cabinet #1

Remember the before?

Quite remarkable    🙂 Yup!

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6 responses to “Caromal Colours RECLAIM – Bright White

  1. I have 33 cabinet doors / drawers and surroundings as well as the front side of an island. How much of the product do I need to do this? I love the glazed antique look. Should I use white base, or off white, and then the glaze?

    • Hi Stephanie – what else is going on in your kitchen, color wise? Both the bright white and the off white give a lovely soft antique look, but one is lighter than the other overall. Check out this post I just did https://fabulousfinishes.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/reclaim-paint-colors-compared-to-a-bm-paint-deck/ where I compare those 2 door colors to colors in a Benjamin Moore deck. You could check that out, then get those swatch cards from BM and put them in your kitchen to see which you’d prefer…. 33 doors/drawers – what are you going over, wood? Dark or light? White laminate? If you’re going over lighter wood or laminate I’d say a gallon could do you. Most would be a gallon and a quart. One glaze would be sufficient.

  2. Hello Patty,

    I would like to paint my kitchen cabinets in the off white with the antique glaze. I understand how to paint the cabinet doors, but how do I paint the fronts and sides of the cabinet frame? Same process as the doors? Thanks much.

    • Hi Debbie,

      Good question! I’d remove the drawers and set them on top the counter, slightly hanging over – then you can paint them from there easily. This will expose the frame of the cabinets, then if you open the cab doors you will be able to reach the rest (unless you are planning on removing all doors – then its even easier). I like using chip brushes – they just do a nice job of stippling paint on (bouncing) and then lightly brushing – you’d bounce the paint into areas that are hard to reach (like hidden behind that hinged door) then lightly brush out – brush all your frame parts, then roll any sides, or anything big enough to roll. I use the chip brush on the doors as well – on the inner detail, and bounce it into the corners of the detail, then roll out the rest.

      Does this make sense?

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