While the thought of re-staining your kitchen cabinets is daunting, if you are careful about how you proceed with the project, then you can achieve professional-looking results.
To this end, follow these tips when you are preparing your cabinets and applying a new coat of stain:
Number Each Door and Cabinet Opening
It is very common for older kitchen cabinets
You should also label drawers and their openings as well. In fact, sometimes drawers are the hardest to place back into their exact spot after a major project since generally they all appear to be the exact same size and shape. In reality, each drawer has worn in place and needs to be placed back
Use a Palm Sander with Multiple Grits of Sandpaper
Before you can apply new stain to your kitchen cabinets, first you need to completely remove the dirt, grease, and previous finishes. The first step is to wipe down the cabinets well with a solution of dishwashing detergent and water. Wipe every surface and use a toothbrush, if necessary, to remove the gunk in small
On the dry cabinets and doors, use a palm sander to remove the old finish and get down into the raw wood. Start sanding with a larger grit sandpaper, and work your way down to a very fine grit. Taking your time during this step will ensure that your kitchen cabinets have a professional finish when your project is completed.
Once the cabinets have been completely sanded, then you should wipe them down with a
Use the Right Technique to Apply the New Stain
The best way to apply the new
Seal the Cabinets with Marine Varnish
Finally, once the stain has dried on the cabinets, and you have completed any sanding that you want to do