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Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinet Finishes

After years of opening, closing, and slamming kitchen cabinets begin to show the wear and tear. There can be water stains, grease marks, or burns on your cabinetry, and the evidence is more apparent depending on the type of finish your cabinetry has. Finishes can be functional and representative of your style.

There are different types of finishes that achieve numerous looks and outcomes. Today, pickled finishes are growing in popularity. A pickled finish is when a white pigment is rubbed into the unfinished cabinetry. This finish lightens the appearance of the natural wood. This finish is mostly aesthetic and does not serve much of a protective purpose.

Polyurethane finishes can be applied over any artistic finish you place on your cabinetry. Whether you have painted or glossed your cabinets, polyurethane finishes can be placed over as long as it covers every inch of the cabinetry. Polyurethane finishes do not change the design or look of your cabinets, but it helps keep in the emission of formaldehyde gases.

Polyester and lacquer finishes are both very damage resistant. The difference between the two is that polyester finishes are harder to repair, solvent resistant, and harder and more durable than lacquer finishes. Lacquer finishes can be taken off with a solvent, but the plus is that this makes it easier to reapply the finish. Both of the finishes add a high gloss look to the stain or color of your cabinetry.

There are numerous ways to protect your kitchen cabinets so that no matter how many years or how many bumps they have withstood, it will not read on how they look.

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