Highlighted Finish

A  base stain color is hand-rubbed into the wood for maximum absorption.  Next, a highlight glaze is hand-applied to the recesses in the door and drawer fronts, adding depth in color without altering the appearance of the base stain.A base stain color is hand-rubbed into the wood for maximum absorption. Next, a highlight glaze is hand-applied to the recesses in the door and drawer fronts, adding depth in color without altering the appearance of the base stain
.• This hand-detailed technique creates an artisan look for your space
.• Highlighted finishes are hand-applied. This human element may leave a slight variance in appearance from one cabinet to the next, and no two doors will look exactly alike.
• Highlights enhance the details of the door but do not change or affect the base color.

Glaze highlight color is hand-applied to detail recessed areas

Painted Finish

Several coats of paint saturate the wood for rich, beautiful color.Several coats of paint saturate the wood for rich, beautiful color KraftMaid is the right choice if you enjoy the authenticity of real wood versus engineered wood, which is often used elsewhere in the marketplace as a base material for painted finishes.• The characteristics of the wood are less prevalent with painted finishes than with stained finishes.• Since wood naturally expands and contracts, the joints on a door do the same. You may see hairline cracks in the finish surface at the joints. These joint lines are normal and do not affect the strength of the door’s construction.• Most painted finishes are available only on maple due to the uniform appearance and smooth, clean characteristics of this wood.

Several coats of paint are applied for maximum coverage Joint Line

Paint With Glaze Finish

Available on Maple, Oak, Cherry, Birch and Hickory1Available on Maple, Oak, Cherry, Birch and Hickory1A base paint is applied to the wood for consistent color coverage. A flood coat of glaze is then applied and hand-wiped, leaving behind soft tones in the corners and recesses of the door. Next, a highlight glaze is brushed into the corners and recesses by hand to emphasize the subtle variations in color.• Glazing is a finish process that involves two hand-detailed techniques, so no two doors look exactly alike.• The initial flood coat of glaze softens the original base color. The highlight glaze increases visual depth and interest in the corners and recesses.• A veneer center panel absorbs more of the glaze resulting in a slightly darker color than on the solid wood components of the door frame.

Glaze finish is applied to entire door handle, then hand-wiped to create hang-ups in corners and recessed areas Glaze highlight color is hand-applied to detail recessed areas

Stained Finish

For a natural look, a stain color is applied and then hand-rubbed into the wood ensuring rich, consistent color coverage.For a natural look, a stain color is applied and then hand-rubbed into the wood ensuring rich, consistent color coverage.• Stains enhance the inherent beauty of each wood type. Natural characteristics such as wood grain, mineral streaks and knots become more prominent, which may create lighter or darker effects in the color.• The color of a stain can vary on the various parts of the same door. End grain and veneer absorb more stain than other wood components of the door, resulting in a darker color.

Available on Maple, Oak, Cherry, Birch and Hickory

Stain with Glazed Finish

A base stain is applied to the wood for consistent color coverage. A flood coat of glaze is then applied and hand-wiped, leaving behind soft tones in the corners and recesses of the door. Next, a highlight glaze is brushed into the corners and recesses by hand to emphasize the subtle variations in color.
  • Glazing is a finish process that involves two hand-detailed techniques, so no two doors look exactly alike.
  • The initial flood coat of glaze softens the original base color. The highlight glaze increases visual depth and interest in the corners and recesses.
  • A veneer center panel absorbs more of the glaze resulting in a slightly darker color than on the solid wood components of the door frame.
1 Finish availability varies for each type of wood

Available on Maple, Oak, Cherry, Birch and Hickory

Vintage Finish

Random distressing 
Over-sanding on corners and edges of unfinished wood
Finish is over-sanded on corners and edges a second time to reveal beautiful cherry wood
Availability varies on Cherry
This labor-intensive finish process gently turns back the hands of time, leaving a vision of heirloom cabinetry that has been well loved and equally used. First, the unfinished door and drawer fronts are uniquely distressed and over-sanded throughout. Next, several coats of heavily pigmented stain saturate the wood for a rich, beautiful color. This semi-opaque stain allows the perfect hint of wood grain to come through. The corners and edges of the door and drawer fronts are over-sanded once again, revealing the natural beauty of the cherry.
  • The vintage finish technique involves multiple steps, which include random distressing and over-sanding, to create an aged appearance. Because of the hand-application of the different techniques, no two doors will look exactly alike.
  • Vintage finishes are in the same family as painted finishes and share the same characteristics. As wood naturally expands and contracts, the joints on the door do the same. Hairline cracks, such as joint lines, may result. Joint lines are normal and do not affect the strength of the door’s construction.

Random distressing Over-sanding on corners and edges of unfinished wood Finish is over-sanded on corners and edges a second time to reveal beautiful cherry wood