Matching semi-custom cabinet painted finish

frontMarch 17, 2014

Is there a way to match a paint finish from semi-custom cabinets? It is a painted maple door with a glaze. I believe the large cabinet companies use a conversion varnish as a top coat. Does anyone know the process? Can it be replicated at home?

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Sophie Wheeler

The glaze changes the base color. So, even if you color match, there is no real way to make a multi stage layered paint match a single color. Because it's not a single color. And no paint you buy will be as durable as the catalyzed lacquer.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 6:44AM
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front

Thanks.

What about the back of the door? Do they apply a glaze to it as well? I am thinking about matching that color and then applying a glaze. I would probably have to do multiple tests. I would then spray it with conversion varnish.

My other option would be just to match the base plus glaze on the fronts and then put a top coat of conversion varnish.

This post was edited by front on Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 11:52

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 11:51AM
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