Remove the handles from your cabinets with a screwdriver. You can also remove the cabinet doors and hinges, although this is not absolutely necessary for glazing. Place the cabinet hardware and screws in the plastic bag.
Open the container of glaze.
Apply glaze with the foam roller or brush to a small area at a time, moving in one direction. The glaze dries fast, so work in sections. This will prevent the glaze from drying before you can remove it.
Wipe away most of the glaze with a clean cloth before it can dry. If your cabinets or cabinet doors have millwork or grooves cut into them, you might want to experiment to see if leaving a bit more glaze in the recessed areas would be desirable. Use a separate dry cloth to frequently clean your brush as you work on each small section. You don't want layers of glaze building up on the brush and causing an uneven look. Move on to the next section and repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the other areas of the cabinet.
Allow the glaze to dry completely. Retrieve the plastic bag and reattach the knobs, drawer pulls and other hardware that you removed in Step 1.
Things You Will Need
- Plastic resealable bag (like Ziploc)
- Premixed glaze (in your chosen shade)
- Small foam roller and/or firm paint brush (like a China brush)
- Two or three dry cotton cloths (avoid those that produce lint)
- It's important to begin with a clean and dry surface. The underlying wood should have a smooth coat of paint and be without splinters or cracks. If you decide to change or reapply a new coat of the underlying color, allow the paint to dry for at least 24 hours before starting to apply glaze.