Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Thursday, August 22nd 2013. | Kitchen

If you want to completely change the look of your kitchen, changing the cabinets can be helpful. This is not as expensive as renovating the entire kitchen but it can be helpful in changing the look and in enhancing the theme and style of your kitchen.

Refinishing kitchen cabinet

Refinishing kitchen cabinet

If your kitchen cabinet is not in good condition anymore, refinishing it may be one of the best solutions. It can be one of the best options to just give a refreshing look without spending too much.

Refinishing kitchen cabinets

Refinishing kitchen cabinets

However, it will not take you sometime to finish the cabinet refinishing and there are also 3 various options available for you for the refinishing process and that depends on the type of cabinet that you would like to have.

Stripping refinishing kitchen cabinets

Stripping refinishing kitchen cabinets

You can finish this project through DIY way or by simply hiring a professional in carpentry.

Stripping refinishing kitchen cabinets before

Stripping refinishing kitchen cabinets before

Stripping refinishing kitchen cabinets after

Stripping refinishing kitchen cabinets after

Simple process in refinishing cabinets

Repainting

This is best for solid wood cabinets. By repainting you will not spend too much money yet you can achieve the look that you want for your kitchen cabinets. Choosing easy to clean type of paint for your kitchen cabinet is one of the best options. There are paints that are easy to clean and scratch free too. Before you do the repainting process, the surfaces of the cabinet should be sanded using sponges.

How to reface kitchen cabinets

How to reface kitchen cabinets

When you are done with the repainting of the kitchen cabinets, you have to glaze the cabinets too. This process will provide your cabinet with a shinier look thus it will help in improving the toughness of the cabinet as well. One of the main advantages of the repainting process is that it is not too costly as renovating the entire kitchen to change its look.

Repainting kitchen caninet

Repainting kitchen caninet

Refacing kitchen cabinets

Refacing kitchen cabinets

Crack polish

The cracking method is for those with cabinets that will be transformed into an antique looking one. In an antique cabinet, the paint just peel off thus it will reveal the earlier layer of the paint under it. Imposing a crackle medium is needed to bring out the crack look that you would like to achieve.

Crack polish kitchen cabinet

Crack polish kitchen cabinet

First thing that you must do is to put on a base paint and then the crackle medium must be applied for using a paintbrush. A gloss should also be avoided when you use a crackle medium and then the same area should not be painted 2 times. You can use Shellac to protect the crackle finish part.

How to refinish cabinets yourself

How to refinish cabinets yourself

Sanding off

This is just another choice that can be used for cabinets made up of solid wood. There are 2 different ways to do the sanding process. First is to sand the cabinets manually using sandpaper or sand it mechanically using tools. The top layer of the cabinets will be stripped off the surfaces of the wood for you to be able to glaze it accordingly with a new one. This is cheaper and it will not take much of your time.

Refinishing cabinets is not so hard to so you don not have to worry about how to change the look of your kitchen without spending too much money.

Here are some refinishing kitchen cabinets (click for larger version):