Martha Wideman
Martha Wideman
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Asked on Jan 16, 2019

Can I put a dark wax on a pre-made white cabinet to tone it down?

Kelly Denoyer RussellWilliamOliva
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6 answers
  • Christierei
    on Jan 16, 2019

    Is it wood or laminate ? Talk to the guy at the paint store about wax vs glaze. I've painted and glazed cabinets before and it came out great.

  • William
    on Jan 16, 2019

    If the cabinet is wood it should work. If it's laminate, plastic paper similar to contact paper, or a shiney surface it won't work. The wax will just "float" on the surface and won't harden.

  • William
    on Jan 16, 2019

    If you have the dark wax handy try a small area and see how it turns out. Let the wax dry for a while. Then see if it wipes off easily.

    • Martha Wideman
      on Jan 17, 2019

      Hi William. Unpack cabinet and yep, the finish appears to be a laminate. I despise companies that misrepresent their products. Do you think I could use TSP to remove some of the gloss and then distress as I had planned?

  • Oliva
    on Jan 17, 2019

    Hi, Martha,

    If it's not as represented, the company should accept a return.

  • William
    on Jan 17, 2019

    It's very vague representation. There is wood just laminate finish. Semantics! I don't know if TSP would remove the gloss. Lightly sand it with a fine sandpaper (200 grit) or a green kitchen scrubby to dull the finish and try a small area with the dark wax. Good Luck.

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell
    on Jan 29, 2019

    Wax requires re-application. Doesn’t last long. I would buy a glaze and it’s easier to apply. I would practice on a small area to add color like you want. Make sure cabinets are clean.

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