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Door coatings refers to the finish on the door. Doors are typically finished with either a stain or paint. Either of which can also be glazed. Staining wood tends to highlight the woodgrain pattern whereas painting tends to hide the pattern. All stained wood tends to change color over time, most become darker, especially if they are exposed to the sun all day. Cherry, in particular, tends to change quite a bit in color over time. Painted doors do not change as much, however, they tend to crack over time due to the expansion and contraction of the wood over the course of many years. Thermofoil doors will tend to yellow over time. Glazing refers to the process of placing a paint like substance over the door and then removing it, leaving behind traces in all the nooks and grannies as well as giving the door a haze like complextion. A dark glaze will give the door a dark complextion and a white glaze a white complextion. Painted and glazed cabinets tend to run about 10 - 15% more than stained cabinets. Cabinets both painted and glazed run about 15 -20% more. Below is an example of a drawer with a glaze.
No Glaze White Glaze Black Glaze