Dry Brushing Your Gray Kitchen Cabinets for a New Look

If you bought new gray kitchen cabinets a few years back and want a change, or have older cabinets and don’t want to purchase new ones, then dry brushing might be the perfect way to spruce up those shabby cabinets. Dry brushing doesn’t take a lot of time and the result is beautiful. It’s perfect for anyone that wants to improve the look of their cabinets without spending an arm and a leg.

What Is Dry Brushing?

Dry brushing is using paint to create a look that gives the illusion of ruggedness and age without actually having aged cabinets. If your kitchen has a country or rural interior design look, then new and shiny cabinets can look out of place. It’s like having a crystal chandelier in a country cottage. White kitchen cabinets are standard, but even their brightness can be difficult to manage in a kitchen containing antique and aged accessories.  Dry brushing is an easy way to take your existing cabinets and give them a more rustic look without purchasing entirely new kitchen cabinets.

How It Works

The first step is deciding what color paint you want on the cabinets. Once that is done, put on a single coat of paint and let it dry completely. It’s very important that the paint be completely dry before doing anything else. Take the brush and dip it into the paint, but remove all the visible paint from the outside by running it along the edge of the paint bucket or reservoir.  By eliminating all the paint on the outside, only the paint trapped on the inside of the brush will make marks. Run it along the cabinets to create a streaked and uneven look. When you have the look you want, put on a coat of clear finish to seal it all in.

Fight the Urge

Anyone who has done painting in their home knows the urge to have the perfect coat and coverage. It’s just human instinct to like uniformity, and the dry brushing technique creates a decidedly non-uniform pattern. This might make you question your decision-making skills as you paint the cabinets of your white kitchen. In fact, you might look at it and not like how it looks in the beginning, but chances are you’ll change your mind once it all comes together.

RTA Cabinet Store has a wide variety of cabinets and accessories to choose from, so explore our website and see what we have to offer.

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