Sanding and Restaining Kitchen Cabinets
Restaining Kitchen Cabinets – The process of resting an old kitchen cupboard takes a lot of work and time. I’ve redesigned the cabinets for over twenty-five years and have seen the professional work I work on in the kitchen cabinets. They never rush in the process and should not. Some of the first things you need to do are remove doors, hinges and handles. Place your protective tarp down. Cover furniture and cover kitchen area. There will be a lot of dust. Keep things in the kitchen that need to be protected.
In this article we will discuss about restaining kitchen cabinets. Cleaning – The resting process begins by washing all areas with a mild soap solution (Dawn Dish-washing Liquid) and water. This is done to remove the build-up grease. If you do not clean all the wood, you may just spread the greasy stuff into the wood. Stripping Off The Old Finish – After all the clean parts you can start the stripping process. This can be done by sanding all the parts. You will need a vibrating sander and lots of sandpaper. You can also use a liquid stripper. If you use stripper paint, you still need to water the many areas of your wood cabinets to get all the old finishes.
We recommend you have a vacuum shop in hand. It will be a very dusty job. Fixing Blemish – After all is removed, you can then start the process of charging chips, cracks and scratches with matching wood fillers. This should not be done with stick putty because it is candle-based. You should use fillers that can be sanded and colored. “Wood Patch” is a good brand name product. Elmer’s makes decent wooden fillers as well. Allow timing of the wooden patch to fully heal and then sand out the area. While restaining kitchen cabinets, it’s important to spend a lot of time finishing the project professionally. Some of the finest finishers in the cabinet make the industry as slow as a snail. This is because they are perfectionists. If you want your kitchen cabinet restoration project to be perfect, every step from start to finish should be done perfectly.