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Bianco Antico, backsplashes and cabinet paint color...

posted by: doityourselfgirl on 05.11.2010 at 02:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

I LOVE THIS FORUM!
I have new bianco antico granite counter tops with a 6" backsplash, stainless appliances, a blanco silgranite Black sink and tons of oak cabinets.

So far I have sanded and primed all the cabinet boxes...my cabinet doors are "vacationing" in the garage. I am trying to figure out what color of SW Pro Classic paint I should use for the cabinets...true white almost makes the granite look dingy...I've gotten 3 samples so far.

I've got 12 inches above the granite to do a backsplash....I've been looking at Port Decor "Kick*ss Glass" in Chai or black...

My QUESTION...with bianco antico, what color did you paint your cabinets and what did you use as a backsplash?

(I'll post pics when I get home, our family room kitchen has a whole wall of windows that face south...lots of light)

Thanks in advance for you help!

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RE: Kitchen Cabinets - Paint or Solid Color Stain (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: macybaby on 05.13.2010 at 09:35 am in Kitchens Forum

I've never used it on anything inside, but I have used a solid white stain on my cedar picket fence. It does cover the wood, but not like paint. It soaked in well, but did not form the type of hard surface like you get with paint, it stayed way more like what you get when you stain, only you can't see the grain through it.

I'd have to give the fence a good look, while I know it covered the grain pattern, I'm not sure if it covered up the grain texture (a problem with painting wood with a promanent grain).

If you want a hard, smooth finish, you would need to put a finish coat over it just like any other stain. Since it is stain, it is slowly fading, but there is no pealing or cracking like a painted surface would have when exposed to the elements. I have not tired to scrub or clean the fence.

It also does nothing to protect from dings and such, like harder finish (paint, polyurathene, etc) would.

I think it would work on cabinets, but you would need to apply a finish just like if you used any other stain, and then I doubt glaze would work. Not sure if you could try applying the glaze before the finish - it might soak in too much - sounds like a neat experiment though.

Cathy


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