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Old 10-22-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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Fixing a painting problem

I recently painted my kitchen cabinets. I chose a dark green. I like the color, but it is a bit bright under some light conditions, and it shines too much. I'd like an easy fix to this. I think that there must be a stain or some other treatment that I can just put on as a last coat that will dull the color and darken it a bit. Any ideas or experience with this? Thanks, Silvia

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Old 10-22-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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The solution is to use as the last coat, a coat of paint or enamel with less sheen and a shade (or a few shades) darker

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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Get a quart of Zar Polyurethane flat and mix some umber colorant in it- use it as a glaze right over the green- the umber will soften the green and the flat leaves a lower than satin sheen. You may need to experiment with how much umber to add, also, a little thinner may help the glaze....

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Old 10-24-2007, 01:11 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you! I'll try and and report back, Silvia
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