Is it time to provide your kitchen with a refreshing, new look? Have you considered replacing your kitchen cabinets but don’t want to spend that much money? A great option for changing the look of your kitchen is to refinish your cabinets. Refinishing cabinets will allow you to create a new style for your kitchen while not breaking the bank.
When you decide to refinish your cabinets, the first thing you’ll need to do is gather all of the supplies you need. For the actual refinishing, you’ll need to choose a color of stain that you like. You’ll also need a way to sand the preexisting finish away. You’ll also need a way to protect your floor and other surfaces from stain, tools to remove the cabinet hardware and cabinet doors, and a rag to apply the stain.
The next thing you’ll need to do is remove the old finish from the cabinets. To do this, you’ll want to begin with a rough sandpaper. Sandpaper will help to remove most of the finish easily from the cabinets and cabinet doors. After you’ve sanded the cabinets to remove the finish, you’ll want to wipe the cabinets and doors down with a damp rag or tack cloth. Once you’ve removed all of the dust particles left over from sanding, you’ll want to sand the cabinets again. This time, you’ll use a finer sandpaper to prepare the surface for the stain.
After the sanding is complete, it’s time to begin the staining. To stain the cabinets, you’ll use a rag to rub the stain into the wood. Make sure that you’re going with the grain of the wood. After you finish one coat, you’ll need to determine how many coats you want to do. The stain will darken as it dries so be sure to keep that in mind. If you want a deeper color, you’ll need to do more coats of stain. Some stain that you can buy will already have a polyurethane finish mixed in. If the stain you are using does not, you’ll want to use a polyurethane finish to protect the wood when you’re done the staining.
Staining your cabinets can provide an affordable way to change the look of your kitchen or bathroom completely. It can also give you a project that the entire family can work on together. Refinishing your cabinets allows you to change something that can brighten up a room, make you feel more at home, and make your home appear newer.