First post so please be patient
I am currently half way through buidling our kitchen from scratch - quite an undertaking and hoping to finish this year - hoping…
The carcasses are 18mm birch ply with beech face frames, inset doors (shaker style cope/stick)and drawer fronts (solid beech.)
So far the carcasses are in and I
ve painted the face frame with coverstain initially and then little green oil eggshell (pastel blue shade - looking for a finish like the St Tropez kitchen - I know 'dream on'.) Whilst making the drawers (took a few weeks) I noticed that the eggshell finish on the face frames was scratching easily. If I complete drawer faces and the doors in a similar manner then Im afraid they’ll look shocking after a month or two of use.
What options do I have for protecting the finish?
This will make you laugh - don’t try this at home - but I had some ‘clear’ marine epoxy on the shelf which I tried on one of the drawer fronts - produces the most indestructible finish (could sand it off!) so you can use it on oil eggshell but the colour changed from pastel blue to a naseating green - firmly rejected by significant other.
Am keen to maintain the flat finish so was hoping for pointers in terms of whether it’s a good idea to add an acrylic varnish (don’t think anyone rates wax) or a lacquer (never used before)or ???
Many thanks in advance