Glazing is manipulating a sheer, wet, tinted medium over a dried basecoat of paint, creating a soft translucent paint finish full of dimension and richness. Glazes can be applied over any non-flat painted finish – walls, woodwork, furniture, cabinets to name a few. Our glazes are low voc and slow drying, allowing you a good amount of working time. The glaze will dry to a satin finish. 8 Ounce Size great for several small items or one large furniture item. White Glaze is a soft muted white, more sheer and less opaque than Caromal’s Cream Glaze. This one is also lovely MIXED and applied with any other glaze to soften it’s effect.
For antiquing furniture and cabinets, we like to apply White Glaze with a brush, but you can also use a roller.
- apply the glaze, work in sections, for example, one door or panel at a time
- wipe the glaze off with a soft cloth much like if you were dusting your finish. Using a dry cloth will remove less glaze (we like old towel/washrags, not T-shirt or ‘shamwow’ microfiber), using a damp cloth will remove more.
- move on to next section until you are done. Never leave a section 1/2 done.
A glazed surface, once wiped back, will remain wet for awhile. Fight the urge to fiddle with it. Most often, brushing or adding more glaze onto a panel that you just finished will ruin it, creating a blotchy effect. Once you brush it on and wipe it back, LEAVE IT ALONE until it dries. Its better to error on the side of soft glaze, than darker/heavier glaze. Once dry, you can always add more glaze.
You can apply White Glaze many ways – any tool you might imagine can be pushed into wet glaze to create a variety of effects. Rags, plastic bags, feather dusters, sea sponges… you can leave the glaze heavy or take most of it off, keep fussing or work fast and leave it alone – it’s completely up to you.
Mix well before using. For easiest application, make sure your painted surface is dry a minimum 48 hours before glazing. Clean up, soap and water. Water based, water clean up.