hi everyone it's Shirley here at LilyPond Vintage I am joining you this evening live from Elmsdale Nova Scotia so east coast of Canada and we're going to talk tonight about painting kitchen cabinets here is an example of kind of a mini kitchen cabinet so I have some antique small cabinet doors that we're going to show you how to paint distress and also glaze and then I'm going to show you how to use a product called tough coat to seal the cabinet doors in so before we get started tonight I want to give a few minutes so that people can start logging in also too, Jan is here with me for those who've been into the shop here in Elmsdale, Jan works with me full time and she's my camera person tonight so Jan will if there's any questions if we have time Jan will read some questions out be sure to if you're signing in I'd love to know where your signing in from so where you're coming from tonight so just type a comment in the section below so we're going to wait for a few people and so to thank you for joining us tonight we want to let you know that we will be offering a country chic paint a 10% off coupon for online orders so we we're going to give you a coupon and if you have a pen handy it's pretty easy to country chic paint so i'm just going to check with Jan that we have some people signing in Jan's a good a few people logging in yet okay so we're just going to wait a few more minutes while we wait for some people to to join us it was a beautiful day here in Elmsdale and it's I know a country chic paint is on the west coast we're on the east coast so there's a four-hour time difference so also wanted to let you know this evening before the end of our presentation we're going to be giving away one of these lovely country chic paint aprons and they're wonderful painting they're nice and long they kind of come down to your knees so it's a really great apron to have if you do painting around the house so again I just want to say if you're joining us don't forget to put a comment you know don't forget to send us some hearts and some likes if you like what you're seeing this evening with our cabinet presentation so I guess a lot of times when I get questions in the shop many customers will ask about painting kitchen cabinets so when country chic asked me about doing the video I thought what project would I like to do and that was about cabinets because it's frequent questions here in the store I have kitchen cabinets and many times they are you know the traditional honey oak and people want to get away from that and they want painted cabinets so tonight that's what we're going to talk about so and so I think we probably have a few people starting to log in now wonderful ok so if you're just joining us don't forget some share some parts and like don't forget to comment below so we know that you're joining us and your name will go in to win one of the aprons we're going to do this giveaway by the end of the evening and also to to thank you for joining us tonight we will have country chic paint with us so let's get started I'm going to go over some of the products that we're going to use so this is our finished product which is a kitchen cabinet door this one has been painted I didn't distress this one as quite as much we're going to show you how to do that as well if that's the look you're going for it has a glaze and it has top coat so before we get to that point we have to start I have a couple of cabinet doors here and I'm going show you materials that we're going to use so to start out with your cabinets obviously some really helpful tips is that if you're doing full-size kitchen cabinet doors is that you want to take all your doors off and so trick that I've learnt over the years with painting cabinets is that I like to remove all hardware that's so not only the handles but all the hinges as well and so when I do that the best rule of thumb is when i we did our kitchen cabinets at our cottage we have 36 cabinet doors and that's quite a bit for cabinet doors so with each door starting from the top left to right I would go through and number and I use a black sharpie marker and I number inside where the hinges would go because that's a place where you don't paint and so that way you don't paint over your numbers so number all your cabinet doors and also too if you're using the same hinges then I also use a sharpie marker and I number all of my hinges as well so that way I know that the same hinge will go back in the same spot because the cabinet doors there are chisel out for the hinges not every spot as chiseled out the same so even though your hinges look the same the spots where they're going is not and it's a huge frustration when you're trying to reassemble your kitchen and your doors won't fit in so that's kind of a trick that I've learned is to kind of prepare a little bit remove all your kind of doors remove all your hinges and hardware and then you're ready to start prepping so again I know we probably have a few more people joining us just to remind you we are drawing for an apron tonight we're giving a free giveaway so just type in the comments section we'd love to know where you're logging in from just to kind of see some different areas that people are joining us and also too the 10% off coupon for a discount on any orders we'll go over that towards the end so materials we have some cabinet doors we are going to be using tonight country chic paint and if you haven't used this paint you really should try I've been painting for well over probably 20 years and you know certainly started with my husband I bought a century house we did a lot of the renovations ourselves and with old houses you tend to do a lot of painting so from cabinets to trim work we would go through so this is a really great paint the ability to adhere to most surfaces is fantastic it's one of the reasons why I went with country chic paint versus other lines that I have painted with in the past so we're going to be using the color called nightfall and this is a wonderful blue color here so the clay based paint settles quite a bit so we want to shake very well and also i use stir sticks to stir my paint so that's our paint that we're using this evening after painting we're going to use a glaze now i have certain stages here with our cabinet doors tonight and so that way you can see of the we can proceed because typically there is wait periods in between products and then to seal everything off a tough coat a tough coat is a clear product that you apply i do recommend this for like dining room tables kitchen cabinets and also bathroom cabinets really great products so with these products with tough coat we're going to use a foam applicator little paint brush and this is something you get at any hardware store also – this is my favorite brush that I use all the time it is a one and a half inch oval it has very dense filaments it's a synthetic brush and it gives a really nice smooth finish so I really love that about these brushes from country chic and also – there's a one and a half inch but this one is great for edging we're going to use this one for the glaze tonight so also with this we have just some cloth and rags a bucket of water that we're going to use to wash our cabinet doors and I use vinegar vinegar is a great natural product to remove grease and grime so I start with all my antique furniture here at the shop wash everything down really really well and so vinegar is a really good product to use doesn't have any harsh smells and then you just rinse clean we also have a sanding block and should you do need to sand it's a 120 grit sanding block so it's not very coarse but it's coarse enough to do the job that we need should we need to sand but what I find with country chic is that many times I really don't have to sand especially with the antique furniture that I'm using so that is our materials and if you're just joining us please make sure to leave a comment so we can add you into our contest or giveaway at the end of the night and let us know where you're coming from also too because we're talking about painting kitchen cabinets I would really love to know what color would you like to paint your cabinets typically people have cabinets like I said honey oak and they want to get away from that so what would be a color you would paint your kitchen cabinets so comment with that below so we can see what color you would like to do your cabinets so if we go back to our first little cabinet door so typically what you want to do is remove all your hardware like I said and then we'd start out by washing down all or cabinet doors so in a bucket of water with I cut in about a quarter of a cup to a half a cup of vinegar depending on the size of my bucket of water then I'm just going to go through and really wash my piece thoroughly to make sure that I'm getting rid of any grime and oils typically over the years with cabinets and even when we think our kitchen cabinet doors are clean there's a lot of oils behind from cooking but also too every time we touch furniture we leave grease behind from our oils in our skin and so that builds up over the years so we're just going to watch our piece clean and then we would rinse it with clear water and let dry well so make sure that it is nice and clean and no residue left behind so once your piece is dry once I go through and I wash on my cabinet doors what I want to do is determine do I have to sand and typically I've found that sanding is not necessary but if you want to check to see do I have to sand a good way to do that and that's what I do for all my furniture pieces here in the shop and at at home after washing and cleaning I paint a little small test spot with my country chic paint and then I allow it to dry overnight what I do then is that test spot is I take my thumbnail and I scratch if the paint does not slide away and you would have saw the brown varnish underneath if it doesn't slide away then I don't have to sand and that's one of the lovely things about this is that even with these old cabinet doors that just that's an old like shellac finish to it I don't have to sand but if the paint did pull away and you saw the brown underneath then what you do have to do is go through and sand and if I were to sand this piece I would use my 120 grit sanding block and just go with the grain of the wood is how I like to sand and lightly sand so it's just a nice light sand all over and into your and the reason why the same blocks are great because you can't get them into your course and edge as well just enough to give a little bit of grit to your piece so that way the paint is something to adhere to but because this particular cabinet door does not need sanding we can skip that step and I know most people who come into the store they're the last thing they want to do is sand that's a part it's messy it's dirty it's a big job so if we don't have to sand we don't need to so with these doors we don't have to sand and now we're ready to paint it's clean hardware's been removed and it's ready for paint so don't forget if you just joined us don't worry if you thought maybe I might've missed a step we're at the beginning here but I will post at the end the video on our page and will be posted on country chic as well so now I'm ready to paint our piece so I'm going to take my nightfall it's a beautiful blue to make sure that this one's going to open before I'm going to shake it well just give a little stir there because I've had it open and I'm going to pour some of the paint into a separate container so I can make sure that I don't contaminate my paint by any particles or anything going back into the jar one of the things too with all paint and it's no difference with this is that when you recap your jars really important to wipe your edges otherwise your lid may steal on another trick to that you can do is put a piece of like a plastic wrap like Saran wrap a plastic wrap over and then put your lid on it really saves it makes it easy to get the lids off so I've poured a little bit of paint in there and I'm going to use my synthetic brush and with this I'm going to now paint my door so typically with and I just have a small dish here but I wouldn't dip my brush more than a quarter to halfway full of paint so I have a little bit of paint loaded on my brush and I always kind of offload first so that way I don't have any drips and runs you want to put a nice generous amount on your door starting in the corners and the edges and pulling it away but it should never be so much that you have globs or runs or drips that's not what we want when we paint if you think that you need to put a second coat on then you can do that as well so we're going to go through and do in all our edges and corners go through and paint our piece and it's just at like 45 degree angle for your paintbrush and you can brush back and forth the few times rule of thumb is I don't usually swipe back and forth too many times because it will start to pull away this paint dries really fast within 15 to 20 minutes to touch but I would recommend with kitchen cabinets to wait 24 hours let it set overnight the longer we let paint set the better adhesion it has so if you have to put a second coat on some people you can paint with furniture I'll do two hours between coats I think with kitchen cabinets waiting 24 hours can be good especially if you're not putting a second coat on and then we go on to the glaze step you definitely want to leave it sit overnight before you start glazing so I'm going to put one coat on now we're going to be distressing these so I'm not so worried about it being perfect or being a totally solid paint job so I'm just going to finish up here any questions if you have any questions yeah we get a lot of requests for the whites for cabinets I think I would like to brighten up their kitchen cabinets so there's our piece painted I'm going to set it aside let it dry and so of course now I have one that I've already painted so that way we can move on to the next step so with once we've painted and like I said if I was happy with that coat and that courage and I'm not putting a second coat on this one I'm going to distress it and it's really easy with this product because it a chalk style paint that we can just use clear water and I use a damp cloth not too wet but wet enough and I'm just going to go through and remove the paint as little or as much as I want to give this a distressed look and typically when I'm distressing furniture I'm going to distress where there's natural wear and tear and on furniture and cabinets there's no different as a lot of times this edges and so if you want to go through and you just kind of start rubbing gently not too too hard now in this case you know distressing typically like I'll use two different colored paints I might put a darker color and a light color over top but in this case I like the color of the wood underneath so if you're happy with the color of the wood underneath you don't need to use a second color what you're going to do is bring through that natural wood now if these were honey oak like a much lighter and I was painting my cabinets a white I might want to choose a second darker color underneath if I was going to do this step which is distressing I love this because it gives a natural worn look it can be soft and delicate or it can be more whatever you like and I find typically I think everybody's a little bit different but I really do like using just a nice gentle distressing so it's mostly the edges is what I tend to do but you could distress it more all over if you want to so it's a pretty simple job to go through and distress your pieces so I'm going to do all of our edges and it really I don't know if you can get that there just see that a little bit better just kind of shows the edges you see the brown coming through it makes it very very warm and inviting definitely more country in style can I see that there Jan? A little bit a little bit the distressing isn't very no it's just a little bit like that light distressing yeah I just light on the edges so it doesn't really pick it up as much on the camera and that's why you could do so you can see I've rubbed a little bit more on the edges here get it going and once your paint gets wet it will actually gets a little bit easier for this distressing and I don't know if that's a little bit there you can see it a little bit better so and if that's the look you're going for it's so easy to do and I love that about this paint that it's very easy to do just with a wet cloth so I'm just gonna put my cloth in there actually going to make sure my paint brush is wet not drying out so now that my cabinet door has been painted I've distressed it and I now want to glaze it and you can see the difference between this door and that door that this is much darker this actually has what's called a glaze and glazes come in country chic some pre-mixed colors this one is graphite it's kind of a grey black color there's also smoky quartz and we have a couple of colors over here as well but the one thing I do love is a there is clear which means you can mix any color you want to into it so if I want to make a purple glaze I can make the purple glaze but tonight we're using is the graphite and graphite like I said is kind of a dark grey black it does dry darker than what it looks like when you paint it on and I'm going to stir this really well you can shake this product as well like the paint it's quite thick as you can see and it's very easy to work with kitchen cabinets because the amount of you know I'm going to say wear and tear and use that you get in your kitchen with you know steam cooking greases and stuff like that it is recommended to put a tough coat over top and because of that it I couldn't use some people will say well couldn't I put antique wax or dark wax on it waxes are always the last step so if you want to use a product like tough coat you couldn't use wax on here first you'd have the tough coat then wax so wax is not a product that we would recommend for cabinets glazes are much better so to apply the glaze very easy we're just going to dip our brush pick up some glaze and we're going to start brushing into I start with the corners and crevices and I work with small areas with this product because it actually dries quite fast though this is not a big door but it is thinking outside I want to do too big of a section so you can see how dark that is on there and I do small sections at a time I'm just gonna take a clean cloth here and I'm just going to wipe away the excess glaze that I don't want so you get to control this part so you can have it as dark as you want or as light so I always say less is more because where does dry a little bit darker I like to kind of just kind of keep it lighter and then in the corners I leave it a little bit darker so that way when it dries in there it really kind of brings out that corner and if you take off too much you can just paint a little bit more on so you just kind of work in smaller sections and that's basically all you do with the glaze you just start going through and paint it on so it's a very easy product to use the product actually goes quite far and as I get through this I know there's probably some more people that have joined us so please you know leave a comment below where you're coming and viewing us from tonight we are in just outside of Halifax for about 20 minutes outside of Halifax which is in Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada and I'm sure there's some people that are joining us from maybe Western Canada or even the United States so thank you for joining us tonight I'm just finishing up this one piece here with glaze and then we're going to move on to our final step which would be tough coat now again before you glaze you want to make sure that your painted surface has been drying for at least 24 hours and again as little or as much glaze as you want on it so you can kind of play with it and every cabinet door if you're doing a huge kitchen like I did at our cottage with 36 doors you know they're not going to be all identical but it gives a really beautiful look afterwards to see if we can get a close-up surely at that sure the glazing so you can see how the glaze kind of settles into the cracks a little bit I kind of think it's like adding age and patina back into especially a piece of furniture I really like the look of glaze and I've done some big pieces of furniture so it just gives some more character where I'm mostly painting antiques I find that I don't want my pieces to look pristine I do like some natural distressing on pieces and I either like using the waxes black wax antiquing wax or glazes and again on all my cabinets and pieces so that's the glaze it's pretty simple to use easy product and again with all this product there's little to no odor which is very important to me and it's safe to use in our homes and around our children and our pets so I hear people sometimes say and they come in this shop and go well I'm thinking about painting but I have to wait until the weather's warm enough and I can open all the all the doors and windows but with this product you don't need to do that it is not oil-based is a natural product very low VOCs to no VOCs and little to no odor so makes it very easy to use in your home at any time of the year so that's glazing simple we're done with that and then the last step – after we glaze now I would let that try again at least 24 hours then what I would do is do Tough Coat and so tough coat is a product that is durability adds extra durability it's a clear product it's easy to use it's going to give a little bit of a sheen to it but not a whole lot so this is kind of the finished product here and what I'm going to do on the back side of this one is to show you how to use the tough coat so before you do that charity had a question Shirley she said sorry I missed the first part but did you clear coat first before the glaze clear coat first before the glaze no the glaze goes right over the paint so you don't have to clear coat you just paint let the paint dry usually dry at least 24 hours and then you would add the glaze let the glaze dry for 24 hours so you can tell this painting kitchen cabinets is not something you can knock off in a weekend project it does take a few days to go through if you're doing a couple different steps and I typically do you know kind of assembly line with all my cabinet doors after my glaze is dried and all my cabinets then I can go through and use this product called tough coat and it is clear there is a little bit of residue settling on the bottom this is a product you don't want to shake because it will create bubbles we don't want bubbles in it so you just gently stir it foam applicator it's the best way to apply this product do not use filament brushes because you'll get lots of streaks so we're going to just use a foam applicator and I'm just going to dip it in halfway through and I'm going to just start gently swiping this product on and I tend to try to go in one direction and then redo it you don't want to overwork this product it actually dries very quickly and I just put on a nice thin coat and then what I end up doing is doing two thin applications and the results are beautiful if you put it on too thick what you're going to find is that it will pull away or get tacky I always use the reference when we're doing our paint workshops which we offer here at the store is that it's kind of like brushing nail polish and if anyone's ever done that it pulls up and away and then you have to start over so just a nice thin application and use a foam brush for this one so it's a little bit of product it actually goes in very long ways and you don't want any bubbles so you don't want to put a lot of pressure onto it so you're just going to go through and put on one thin coat so if you just joined us in the last few minutes don't worry if you think you might miss the beginning we will post this and country chic kind of post it on their site so you can view the whole tutorial kitchen cabinets is you know it is a big job because it's quite a few usually cabinet doors to do but it actually is very rewarding because a lot times we have great cabinets I'm gonna say with great bones but we just don't like the color anymore so this is an easy way to get a new look and to brighten up your space especially if you have all wood like at our cottage it was all knotty pine so it was a lot of kind of the old orange shellac so now I painted all my cabinets they're all white like vanilla frosting very warm white and it is beautiful and that's it so with tough coat if you think you missed any spots don't go back let it dry when you put on your second coat you'll get those spots so it is very easy to use and simple like that so that is our finished product it is painted a little bit distressed and also too a tough coat for protection which you should use that kitchen cabinets and also bathroom cabinets so I think we're probably about time to announce oh yes promotional wise I mentioned at the beginning for those people who joined us that we are going to be doing the 10% coupon so if you place an order online with country chic paint you'll get 10% off country chic also too I want to mention that we were if you commented you know what color kitchen cabinets you wanted to paint what color would you pick we are going to be giving away the country chic apron tonight as well so do we have a winner for that we do it's Rose Mosher congratulations so country chic will mail and send out to you your apron so congratulations and I also want to let everybody know that these products are available at many retailers all through North America so you can go to wwwcountrychicpaint
com and you can find a retailer close to you also again if you want to place an order online you can shop online as well and if you use the coupon number I gave you tonight you'll get 10% off so I want to thank you for joining me tonight and I hope you found this informative I will post it on my Facebook page which is lily pond vintage for anybody who's missed the beginning and they can see it through if you're in the area drop in and see us Jan and I are always here to help you with any questions that you have and to help you with troubleshooting as well if you have a piece of furniture or kitchen cabinets that you want to start that project so I thank you for joining us tonight and hope you enjoyed the tutorial
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