One of the most important decisions that you’ll make in your remodeling project is selecting the cabinet finish that will best complement your design. When shopping for cabinetry there are many different cabinet finish options to choose from – everything from stained and painted cabinet finishes to artisan finish collections like Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Weathered and Heritage Paint collections. When discussing finish options, one of the most asked questions is “What is the difference between an accent and a glaze finish?”
Accent Glaze Cabinet Finishes
An accent glaze cabinet finish is hand applied over the already stained or painted finish with a small brush to the profiles, corners, and edges of the door. It is designed to accentuate the details of the cabinet door but without affecting the primary base stain or paint color of the door.
Glazed Cabinet Finishes
A glazed cabinet finish is crafted by applying a semi-transparent color over the already stained or painted finish for added depth and dimension. The glaze is then hand wiped off all flat surfaces, but it creates a darkened highlight along profiles and corners to accentuate the detail of the cabinet door style. The glaze adds a subtle wash of color to the base stain color, darkening the overall color slightly and creating a subtle brush-stroked appearance.
Accent Glaze VS. Glazed Finishes
Both Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s accent glaze and glaze finishes are artistic, hand-applied cabinet finish techniques that will exhibit subtle and unique variations. The Accent Glaze finishes are crisp and purely accentuate the details of the cabinet door while not affecting the original color of the stain or paint. A glaze slightly changes the original color of the stain or paint to create a subtle antiqued look.
I always recommend viewing a sample door in person to verify how the selected finish will look on the actual door style as these finishes will create different effects on different door styles.