When you are remodeling your kitchen, you have several different options for how you want your kitchen to look. One of the most important choices you have to make is that of your kitchen cabinets. The cabinets are generally about eye level or just above that for most people, which means that everyone will see them as soon as they walk into your kitchen. Furthermore, the look of the kitchen can be determined by the quality of your cabinets. You have several different options for cabinets; the most common material for cabinets is wood. You will then have several options for how to finish the wood.
Wood generally can be finished by staining it, painting it, or just glazing it. The glaze that goes on wood is typically a polyurethane or a shellac that makes the wood waterproof and protects it from many different substances. Such protection will keep the wood looking great for years to come. Some kitchen cabinets in Lancaster, PA are simply glazed over the natural wood. The glaze will highlight the wood, but it will not change the way the wood looks.
Alternately, Walter & Jackson Inc. also offers many different types of stained or painted cabinets. These will change the way the wood looks to different degrees.
Stain and Paint
Stain on kitchen cabinets is semi-transparent. It will highlight the wood grain and change the general color of the wood, but it will not cover the look of the wood. For example, you can turn a lightly colored pine dark as red oak with just the right stain. Alternately, you can choose to have it painted if you want to cover up the finer features of the wood. Paint will generally cover parts of the wood’s surface, but it won’t necessarily cover up the wood grain if you don’t want it to. There are many different options to make your cabinets work with your kitchen.