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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets in a Two-Tone Finish

Renew old cabinets and add depth to your kitchen with a two-tone paint and finish treatment.

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  • metallic paint
  • glazing cream


  • gloves
  • masking paper
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • 4" double-thick chip brushes
  • cheesecloth
  • scrub sponges
  • 2-gallon bucket
  • 2" blue painter's tape
  • 6-inch mini roller with 1/4" nap cover
  • roller frames
  • 2" chip brushes
  • 2-1/2" all-paint high-quality glide brush
  • 3" chip brushes
  • flat #4 artist's brush

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