If the kitchen is a culinary theater, then the cabinets are the stagehands. While this project is best performed by a professional, Macfarlane notes that experienced DIYers can take it on with the proper tools, an adequate timeline, and enough research. So to get this show on the road, we asked Macfarlane for his advice on how to refinish kitchen cabinets in five key steps. And with his advice, your cabinets will be looking as good as new.
13 Huge Mistakes to Avoid When Painting Kitchen Cabinets
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You might spend hours and hours sanding cabinets to remove an old finish. And even then, there's nothing to ensure that you'll be able to completely remove the old material. Finish products penetrate wood and will not budge without excessive sanding. Sometimes, it's just not worth the effort. Chemical strippers, however, can help you remove an old finish in a fraction of the time it would take you to sand it off. The best stripping products are effective and fast. Place them across sawhorses.
Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Strip & Stain Kitchen Cabinets
Painted kitchen cabinets may look super simple on Pinterest — imagine, just a few coats of a new color and your kitchen will be spruced up in no time! In reality, painting kitchen cabinets is a project that definitely has many potential pitfalls. To set you up for success, we've outlined some of the biggest blunders and outlined how to easily avoid.
Give your cabinets a new look by stripping and refinishing them. You only need to do the faces of the cabinets to give them a new look. With most average sets of cabinets, you can do most of the work in a single day using strippers to remove the old finish. Give them a light sanding and then reapply a new finish. Nothing updates your cabinets like fresh stain and lacquer.