How to Refinish the Kitchen Cabinets

Tuesday, April 29th 2014. | Kitchen

Sometimes you may get stuck with the old kitchen, especially with the kitchen cabinets. If it is happening, you should not to be worried, because refinishing the kitchen cabinets can be very simple and easy. Moreover it is good for you. The refinished kitchen cabinets may help you to gain you cooking mood again. What you need to do is you should devote a couple weekends or a week to refinish your kitchen cabinets. You can just follow the steps described below:

refinished kitchen cabinets

refinished kitchen cabinets

  • Gather your supplies. It is easier to work with the empty cabinets, so gather your supplies and remove the parts of the cabinet, such as the cabinet doors, drawers, handles, etc. Before removing the kitchen cabinet’s body, label each part. The labels will help you to reassemble them again when you’re done with your work.

    refinished kitchen cabinets before and after

    refinished kitchen cabinets before and after

  • Sand the cabinet body. Before you paint something, you need to sand it down thoroughly. In the first sanding process, you can use the electric hand sander with a heavier grit sandpaper. After finishing the first sanding, wipe all the dust particles, and then sand it again by using a finer sandpaper. By sanding the body, you will notice that your refinished kitchen cabinets will have a professional look without any drips and bubbles.

    how to refinish painted kitchen cabinets

    how to refinish painted kitchen cabinets

  • Apply the stain. You can use a rag to apply the stain. Rub it into the wood, it will permeate the pores and make a deeper saturation. Remember, you need to decide the amount of stain that you want to apply. The stain that has been applied will be darken when it dries. You can also buy the blends that are combined with a polyurethane finish to protect the wood. Or you can buy the polyurethane finish separately.

Refinished kitchen cabinets will give you a fresh, new, and real-wood look. It cannot be done by paint them. Moreover the process is easy and convenient.

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