Try It Tuesday - Glaze

January 30, 2018

When applying glaze to a piece of furniture, the effects can be anything from very subtle to extremely dramatic.  It all comes down to the proper preparation of the piece and what your desired outcomes should be.  For this cabinet, the customer wanted the Antique White to reflect more with subtle impacts from glaze.

 

The best way to ensure your piece achieves the look you're going for, always seal the furniture with a top coat first.  When a piece is not sealed, the glaze can grab hold of the wood grain and be difficult to maneuver or remove to your desired consistency.  That can create what I call a "dirty" appearance.  Therefore, I always seal my pieces first.  The next step is extremely important when deciding on visual impacts ... subtle versus dramatic.  After you've applied the glaze and wiped the piece with a dry shop towel, you can further manipulate the glaze by using a damp shop towel or baby wipes.  Yes, you heard that right ... baby wipes.  I can remove almost all the glaze with baby wipes so it gives me the ability to manipulate the glaze so the final pieces looks exactly as I had hoped it would.  

 

Let me know if you have any questions pertaining to the use of glaze.  It will up the Wow factor on a piece very easily.  A little practice can go a long way with ensuring your furniture turns out just as you had hoped it would.  

 

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