When given the opportunity to test out new products, I get so ecstatic! I have been working in the world of water-base for about 20 years now. In those twenty years I have used Aqua Coat. I always have their clear grain filler, and wood putty on hand, along with some select stains. My personal favorite stain color of theirs is teak!
About Aqua Coat
All Aqua Coats products are environmentally friendly, low VOCs, low odor, waterbased, non-flammable, and non-combustible. All of these are a huge plus for us! This is also a US based company another bonus for The Upcycle Girls. Plus they are very down to earth and available to help you along your way.
Jessica from Kaleidoscope Interiors and I (Tara) have 3 video blogs on how to use Aqua Coat's new White Cabinet Grain Filler along with results. You will have to watch to see the outcome!
Why You Use Grain Fillers
Lets first start by talking about why you would use a grain filler. Clear grain fillers are commonly used to create a flat mirror like finish on musical instruments, such as pianos. Aqua Coat created the White Cabinet Grain Filler for kitchen cabinet painting.
There is a huge pull right now to paint kitchen cabinets. But when you paint your cabinets you do not want the open / negative grain to be showing through on all your hard work. The white color helps you see where you are filling in the grain. While clear grain filler can be hard to tell where you have filled the grain. Truthfully if you are painting your cabinets you want them to look like they came straight from the manufacture. Aqua Coat's White Cabinet Grain Filler is one of those products that can create that look.
Intro and Prepping your Doors
Applying Your Grain Filler
Results of Aqua Coats White Cabinet Grain Filler
Whoa thats a huge difference don't you think? If that doesn't convince you check out these photos.
The doors above the paint is hand brushed on. You can clearly see the grain poking through on the side we didn't do (bottom left). You can however see on the right my brush strokes from painting but very minimal grain.
This door the paint was sprayed on which shows the open / negative grain quite a bit more than the brushed on door.
Still need to be convinced? Check out these!
The grain filler isn't just for cabinet doors it can be used on wood where you need to hide the grain. So do you have a project that will need some grain filled? If you do be sure to share with us or Aqua Coat on their Facebook or Instagram. We are also here for questions!
Tara and Jess
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