Glazing New Wood Cabinets: Finding the Right Formula

Those of us who know our way around the paint store really well will invariably make a pit stop in the glazing liquid aisle. I know I’m not alone in this as I’ve consulted a legion of glazing liquid aficionados on the subject. We all agree–one can never have enough, so we buy it often whether we need it or not. As I edge closer to the thirty years of professional painting mile marker, I’ve started to wonder how many gallons of glazing liquid I’ve gone through. Accused of being obsessed with this factoid, I’ve settled on a best guess and believe I’ve made my way through around 1,080 gallons of glaze. What I can’t figure out is how many times this single product has bailed me out of a color or paint durability jam. Continue reading

Stealing a Design Idea from Fashion

On the subject of design inspiration, Picasso had this to say: “Good artists borrow; great artists steal.” While I can’t claim a place in either artistic category, my penchant for design larceny is indisputable. I’ve been on the hunt for great black+white textured paint technique ideas for a while and when I happened upon this bit of loveliness, I thought about Picasso for a minute, and promptly decided I just had to steal it! Continue reading