DISTRESSED KITCHEN CABINETS: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Want to create distressed kitchen cabinets and give a total new look to your kitchen? Then consider distressing. In decorative arts, it is a way of making pieces look very old and worn with the aim of given them a old-fashioned, vintage style. A well-designed and efficient kitchen space is achievable with the use of distressed kitchen cabinets. These cabinetries have layered and lavish finishes and wood edges that make the wood looked old or aged.
KINDS OF DISTRESSING
We have quite a number of distressing types. More often than not, these involve removing layers of paint in rough patches, leaving remnants of layers that show diverse colors, or even bare wood underneath. The aim is to have a look that is imperfect, rustic and old.
The most used types of distressing includes: Natural wood, rub-thru and crackle. The crackle distressing display a cracked look showing the bottom layer of paint on the upper layer of the cracked paint; Rub-thru makes the bottom layer of paint obvious at corners, wear spots as well as peaked areas. Natural wood, however, leaves the wood unfinished whilst the little transparent topcoat is useful for protection.
The other recognized distressing methods include: Fly specs, wormholes, chain dents or dings and cow tails. These techniques stand by their names. Fly specs are sprinkled marks that look similar to fly specks; Wormhole distressing emulates the crack and hole that worms make; chain dents or dings are small indentations that demonstrate usual wear and tear appeal, while cow tails showcase similar design as the fly specs although the scattered marks are domed instead of holes,.
Which type of distressing is Right for You?
At Kitchen Cabinet Painters we are a reputable company that offers kitchen cabinet painting, refinishing, and restoration services. Conveniently located in Port Saint Lucie restoring kitchen cabinets for home-owners throughout the entire Treasure Coast. We can provide rustic, distressed, black lacquer, natural, stained, pinstriped, glazed, painting over laminate and painting over oak finishes among others. For more details, call 772.249.1478