This past Summer, I discovered General Finishes Glaze Effects and absolutely fell in love with the product. Glaze Effects are translucent water based colors. Applied over paint, the glaze creates a unique color wash or wood grain finish.
I first tried General Finishes Pitch Black glaze over Coastal Blue – a rich, deep blue – which you can see HERE. The glaze gives a matte paint finish depth and when applied and wiped off with a clean, dry cloth in a horizontal sweep, creates what looks like a deep wood graining popping through the rich color. I’ve found that it also smooths and protects the paint finish as if you applied a colored poly.
The black glaze showed up even better when applied to a lighter blue-green, as was the case with the old world sideboard I refinished. You can see that HERE.
Blue… Green… Now I’d like to show you General Finishes Pitch Black glaze over red.
The color combination was applied to two different wine racks and an old wood window frame to imitate a rich burgundy color, just as you’d see in the deep red wines of Cabernet or Chianti.
First up , is this small metal wine rack. The wood top was originally stained with a cherry stain, but a deep scratch meant I had to completely sand it down.
After applying a cranberry red paint, I brushed on the black glaze, and then immediately wiped it off in a horizontal swipe motion. The result… the top looks like the original cherry stained finish with a wood grain.
The second wine rack was solid maple throughout.
These wine racks and window frame are for sale in my Shop.
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