Color and finish are the last steps of building your unique cabinetry. There are two main finishing techniques: stain finishing or paint finishing. Both will make your cabinetry look fantastic. If you prefer a more traditional look, you can add in glazing at the end.
There five processes in putting color into wood:
- Pre-sanding – Allows the wood to absorb the color.
- Staining – The process of spraying the color into the wood, using a spray gun.
- Sealing – Used to create a protective layer to resist water, build durability, and promote adhesion.
- Fine-sanding – Allows the surface to be smooth to the touch after the sealer roughs it up.
- Top Coat – The final step that solidifies a smooth surface area.