Transformations Tips & Techniques

Transformations Flogging Technique

Instructional Video


Please watch this video in its entirety before beginning your project.

Clean and Wash




Begin the cabinet preparation by deglossing the cabinets as described in the instructional video included in the Cabinet Transformations Kit

Flogging 3



Bond Coat

As demonstrated in the main instructional video use a 2” angled or straight synthetic paintbrush to apply the Bond Coat to the cabinet doors. For wood cabinet doors, be sure to follow the grain. Start with all four inside corners and sides. Next, paint the center panel with long, smooth vertical strokes. For the top and bottom portions,use horizontal strokes. Once the first coat is completely dry,approximately 2-3 hours, apply a second coat.

Flogging 2




Apply the Glaze to the cabinet doors in long strokes until all the glaze is used in the brush. Repeat this step again until the entire door is covered. You can keep the brush strokes in one direction or for a more varied look alternate them from side to side.

Flogging 1



Remove Glaze

Using a clean synthetic paint brush, hold the brush firmly then start flogging upward, working from the bottom to the top. Slap the brush’s bristles against the cabinet in short, overlapping movements. Wipe excess glaze off of the brush often. After each side has been flogged, turn the brush around and fill in the gap at the bottom with short strokes. Flog each area with the direction of the grain of the wood.

Allow your cabinet doors, drawes and frames to dry overnight, a minimum of 8 hours before finishing with the Protective Top Coat.


Flogging Finished




Color Tip: To simulate a specific wood, such as oak or cherry, look at a piece of real wood to determine the lightest color you see in the wood. Use this color as the guide to selecting the bond coat colors. In this example we were simulating oak and used the color Biscotti as our bond coat color.