Caromal Colours RECLAIM – Latte

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Did you see Reclaim, by Caromal Colours,  on HSN?  Are you like me where you SEE something that grabs your attention,  but you want to know more before you invest?  So you hop online and surf the nets, searching for information – IS it really as easy as it says?   Is it durable?  Is it going to scratch off?   What does it look like close up?  Are the colors accurate?

Well, you found the right place – I have loads of information here, so stick around awhile and peruse all my Caromal posts. Here you’ll find  concise photos,  how to’s and tips on application.

I’ve been in the professional decorative finishing business for over eight years.   2 1/2 years ago I signed on to become a Rep for Caromal – we don’t get paid a salary – we are all Independent Reps, and our job is to offer you the information you need to feel more confident , more comfortable in tackling your own projects –  then you will want to get your hands on  the products and create your OWN fabulous creations.

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

Layer 1 – Use chip brush and coat any detailed areas

then using the whiz roller (included in the kit)

a little more paint on the roller, and finish the first coat

Done.  Took under two minutes.  Let it dry

It’s drying

Apply Layer 2 (just repeat process) if needed:

Completed door, 2 coats, drying.   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 brushed the glaze into the grooves

then rolled on the rest

You can brush or roll the glaze.   Wipe the glaze off with a terry rag

RECLAIM Off White Left, RECLAIM Latte Right

It’s very easy – get it on ,wipe it off.  Don’t rush the glaze – wait the 3 day curing period-   I didn’t and learned the hard way on a few of the doors  –  the glaze won’t wipe as easy and can even start to re-activate  the paint.

RECLAIM Latte Cabinet #4

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6 responses to “Caromal Colours RECLAIM – Latte

  1. Can we use the toner they have with this new Reclaim? How do you think that differs from a glaze? Can the toner be watered down a little to give it a more subtle look? Thank you!

    • Hi Ingrid,

      Yes you can use the Toner over the Reclaim, you can use the Coffee Glaze and the Tea Glaze as well. I just had a client that wanted to see the Reclaim door samples for her kitchen – she brought her tile along and the offwhite was perfect except the Antiquing glaze was a little too warm – so i got out the Coffee Glaze and applied that to a section and it was perfect . I’ve loved the glazes over the light colors -Wisteria and Parchment, but they are too subtle to do much over the color colors. I feel same way with this new Reclaim Antiquing glaze – its very subtle as well and looks lovely over the Bright White and Of White but doesnt do much over the Latte and Sage…. I bet the Toner would give more umph over those 2 colors. You could tone down the toner with a little bit of water if you wanted to use it that way…

  2. How does this color compare to the putty basecoat? I ordered the barnworn kit with candy apply underneath and putty on top and putty is on backorder and Al suggested using the latte. I would also be using the distressing toner over the finished product.

    • have you used the textured basecoats before? the finish will be different if you top it off with Reclaim (latte) rather than the textured basecoat (putty) – the colors , they are similar, and you can use toner on both. in this photo you should be able to see both colors on doors – the left set of doors are all textured basecoats – the putty is in the 2nd row to right of paprika. the bottom strip of that door is the color you get if you just lightly blot off the toner. on the right side, the 1st and 3rd door are both latte – but they are both glazed with Coffee Stain NOT toner –

    • how do you plan on applying it – heavily textured , like a primitive finish? or brushed smoother for simpler distressing patterns?

  3. I have the awful beige with wood color edges laminate cabinetry in my bathroom and kitchen. The information about changing laminate cabinetry is very conflicting throughout the internet. Does this stuff actually work on laminate cabinets? Any suggestions or tips? Thanks!

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