This was an enjoyable email to read – I like learning new things!
I thought I would tell you that I have finished my kitchen project. After many e-mails back and forth to Caromal Colours I found out I could have the Reclaim tinted by a paint store.
This is what I did – I bought 1-32 ounce jar of Off- White Reclaim and went to the Glidden Paint Center in Visalia, CA and had them tint it to the pumpkin color from the Textured Base Coat line. I like the color and it wasn’t too brown or too orange, it had just enough spice in it to make it a good color for my kitchen with the tile counter and the tile that will be installed in a couple of weeks.
The 1 jar did not cover all of my cabinets, drawers and doors so I purchased 2 more 32 ounce jars… It took a total of 2.5 jars for my kitchen to have 2 coat of the tinted Reclaim. After 3 days I applied a coat of satin polyethylene and the next day did another coat, then on the third day I applied a high gloss polyurethane and I got the look and durability I wanted.
I also found out that in my area which is in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley in California which is hot and dry that the Reclaim dried in 2 hours and was literally baked on to the surface in about 12 hours. I had to patch an area on the back side of a door and didn’t want to wait 3 days to apply the finish so I tried this out and it worked for me.
My kitchen project took me 15 days from the time I took the drawers and doors off and taped off the walls and floor. Was it worth all the work, I would say yes to me it was worth it because now my kitchen is lighter and all the cabinets are all the same color and do not clash with each other and the other finishes. I have attached some pictures of the finished kitchen, you will have to excuse the mess 🙂
Thank you for all your help and ideas. I got a few ideas from your website but most of them came from my head but you gave me the courage to go for what I wanted.
I know, you WANT to see!
How is THAT for ingenious? Thank you so much for sharing, Linda 🙂
Linda purchased her other 2 quarts of Reclaim from a local Caromal Rep in Fresno, CA.
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