Refinish kitchen cabinets – The popular trend paint kitchen cabinets means that many kitchen cabinets is now coated with layers and layers of paint. Many homeowners prefer the look of stained wood and do not like the idea of cover the wood grain. To restore these kitchen cabinets to their former wood finish requires great effort. To resolve this job even with a lot of elbow grease.
Scrub the cabinets with ammonia based cleaner to remove all cooking fat. Let the cabinets dry. Remove gloves and a mask. Open as many doors and windows as possible to provide ventilation. Chemical paint strippers can be harmful in a poorly ventilated room. Dip a brush into chemical paint stripper. Apply a thick layer of stripper to the chassis. Let stripper penetrate and soften the paint for 20 to 30 minutes. Scrape the paint from the refinish kitchen cabinets with a paint scraper. Remove as much paint as possible with the scraper.
Sand the cabinets with medium grit sandpaper to remove any remaining paint. Folding paper in half and using the folded corner to get in between the doors and drawers or other small cracks. Change to fine sandpaper. Move the sandpaper in the same direction as the wood grain to smooth the surface of the cabinets. The wood is soft to the touch when you have finished grinding. Dip the cloth in the stain. Apply stain to the refinish kitchen cabinets. Rub the stain into the wood, wiping away any excess with a clean cloth. Let the stain dry. Apply additional layers stain until you like the depth of color.