I got the colors to wood grain paint my cabinets.
You recommended in the video that I get Chamois color and burnt Sienna glaze and then go over with Umber.
I did this luckly on a sample piece and I feel the color is to light.
Also I put the glaze with very little tint per your video and you couldnt even see any color so I had to experiment.
My question is: I want to wood grain paint my cabinets to a dark maple color with some red tints in it.
- What color do you recommend?
- What brand of paint do you recommend with that color?
- What is the (approx) measurements for glaze and tint so that it comes out a good consistent color?
- Do you recommend me sanding my cabinets before putting primer on?
- Per the can it says you don’t have to sand if you use primer. Please confirm if that is correct.
Hi Nicole –
First lets talk about sanding.
Of all the things that I hate… sanding cabinets is right up on top. That said… if you aren’t going to sand – it is perfectly acceptable to use a “sanding” primer. This primer sticks to just about anything… and should give a good strong bond.
Now let’s look at your color choices for Dark Maple Faux Wood Graining with a red tint.
With your choice of Dark Maple wood grain… i t has a basic tan background color. Not yellow undertones.
The glaze is going to be mix and test… I haven’t done a Maple faux wood grain. The reddish tones can come from Red Iron Oxide. You won’t need but a hint.
I like Behr brand and Glidden brand paints.
Hope this is helpful… Debra