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How To Restain Kitchen Cabinets

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How To Restain Kitchen Cabinets

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How To Restain Kitchen Cabinets

How to Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover Refinishing your worn kitchen cabinets can be a cost-saving alternative to replacing them. Staining Kitchen Cabinets Check out these easy tips for transforming your kitchen cabinets into beautiful showpieces through the process of staining. Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets Browse helpful info on unfinished kitchen cabinets, and sort through options for staining, painting or leaving them in their natural state. Distressed Kitchen Cabinets This timeless antique look for your kitchen cabinets is all the character your kitchen needs. Distressed Kitchen Cabinets Get all the info you need on distressed kitchen cabinets, and create a welcoming and casually chic design in your kitchen. Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes Find helpful tips for choosing colors and finishes for your kitchen cabinets that reflect your personality and style. How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Get a budget-friendly way to update your kitchen cabinets with paint and a simple glaze treatment. Distressed and Antiqued Kitchen Cabinets Add cottage-style charm to white painted cabinets by distressing then applying antiquing glaze. This quick and easy project will give builder basic cabinets a custom look in no time. Kitchen Cabinet Components Get the information you need on the different components and accessories available for custom kitchen cabinets. Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes Explore your options for kitchen cabinet colors and finishes, and get ready to create a kitchen with supreme style.
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How To Restain Kitchen Cabinets

Oak cabinets are durable and can be stained to match a variety of interiors. Over time, your oak cabinets may get scratched or become discolored, or you may decide you want a slightly darker look. The solution to these problems is to restain your oak cabinets. Oak is an attractive wood with almost any stain color because it has a strong grain pattern and open pores that absorb stain well, and it does not turn blotchy. However, when choosing a stain color, you must either match the existing color or go darker; you cannot lighten the wood with stain alone.
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How To Restain Kitchen Cabinets

Video Transcript Well, the kitchen is the most used room in the house and I guess you could say that the kitchen cabinet is probably the most used thing in that room. But with time and repeated cleanings, well, they can end up looking pretty shabby. So if your cabinets look something like this and well, it's not time to replace or reface them yet, then you might want to consider refurbishing them with a combination coating and stain. It's easy to use and inexpensive. While it's possible to refinish cabinets with the doors in place, I don't recommend it. I've always gotten better results by detaching the doors from the cabinets, taking out all the shelves, removing the knobs or handles — then taking off the hinges. Most of the time when I do a cabinet facelift like this, I find myself updating the hardware anyway. Kitchen cabinets invariably accumulate cooking oil on their surfaces, especially those near the stove. Mineral spirits found in any hardware store or home center, does a good job of cleaning off that residue. I like to dampen a soft cloth with a solvent and go over the surface two or three times, turning the cloth as I go. You'll usually be able to see the grime you've picked up. Now I can do a bit of light sanding with fine 220-grit paper. By folding a quarter sheet of sandpaper into thirds like this, I can use every bit of it. On flat surfaces, I press down evenly with my fingers and use long, straight strokes, always moving in the direction of the grain to avoid unsightly scratches. To sand moldings and trim, I use individual fingers so the sandpaper will conform to the curved profiles. On a project like this, the purpose of the sanding is to give the existing finish, a bit of tooth just to roughen it a bit so the new finish will be able to grip or bond better. Finally, I remove all surface dust with a clean rag or tack cloth. These cabinets have some really serious wear spots where not only the finish, but also the color is gone. A touch up pen like this can help restore some of this missing color. These come in a variety of wood tones and are used just like a felt marker. I let the color dry for a few seconds, then wipe off the excess and blend in the edges. Now it's time for a quick trip to the home center to pick up the finishing material I want to use for this project. This is a combination stain and polyurethane. It's very common for the pigments in a material like this, to settle to the bottom of the can. So I always stir thoroughly and sort of pull the pigments up from the bottom as I go. When properly mixed, the stirring stick should come out clean. Now you want to avoid shaking finishes like this because it introduces air bubbles into the liquid that can end up as pinholes on the surface when the coating dries. I load my brush with finish and begin by coating the details in the panel. Then I move on to the flat surfaces. One thing I always try to keep in mind is that I'm applying both color and top coat. The key is to put down a smooth, even film and not to overbrush. If I want a more intense color, I'm much better off applying a second coat after this one dries, than trying to pile on too much material at one time. Now when it comes to applying a top coat whether it's varnish, shellac or polyurethane like this, I always try to use a good quality brush with plenty of fine bristles that are securely attached into the ferrule because nothing is more annoying, especially with a combination stain and top coat than having to pick out bristles that have conspicuously displayed themselves in a newly laid down finish. I almost always finish off with long, straight parallel strokes in one direction, a technique painters call, striking off. Finally, after letting the finish dry thoroughly, I reinstall the doors with new hinges — and put on new knobs. Before and after, and all for only a few dollars.
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How To Restain Kitchen Cabinets

Search Add New Question Can I re-stain cabinets? Donagan Yes, but you may need to sand off the old stain. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 5 What is the best way to get built up grease and grime off the cupboards? wikiHow Contributor I find that using a bit of olive oil on a clean cloth will remove the oil buildup very quickly, even the really heavy stuff. Then I use a mild dish soap and water to remove the excess olive oil. If you don’t mind using chemicals in your home, then using TSP is fine and will eliminate having to wipe the cabinets a second time. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2 Can you sand and stain veneer kitchen cabinets? Donagan If it’s wood veneer, you can sand it lightly, but that may not get rid of the old stain. You may have to strip and replace the veneer, or hire someone to put up new fronts. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 2 What should I do if wood can be seen beneath the paint? Donagan If it’s unvarnished, repaint. Otherwise, you’ll have to replace (or do a lot of sanding to get rid of old varnish). Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 3 How can I restore the shine to painted kitchen cabinets that have become dull from using abrasive chemicals? Donagan You may need to repaint or apply fresh varnish. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 4 Helpful 2 I have wooden cabinets, but the doors are white particle board. What can I do to update them? wikiHow Contributor You should consider replacing them. You can order new doors from home improvement stores. You can pick a new style and color. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0

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