If you buy new furniture or renovation of old, a new spot on the wood in the kitchen making the design of your Cabinet stand out as new. The staining your cabinets will not be too difficult if you are comfortable with home renovations and repairs to light. Important steps to make the process go well prepared in advance, to work in an area that has enough space, and always to be very careful with the stain. As the name suggests, the stain is not easy to remove if you go somewhere you do not want.
Although we can only hope the project goes smoothly, we can talk through the process; from materials and preparation must be made in advance, it means discovering your cabinets, and ends with how to put everything in place later.
The Collection Of Materials
If you plan to stain the new cabinet, unfinished, you may not have to sand them. But if you restore his cabinet design elderly, is already installed, you must grind the old finish and stains first.
If sanding is required to obtain two different types of paper: maybe 110 and 220 grit. You will also need a drill or screwdriver to take apart your cabinets, and some small plastic bags to contain the hardware. Get some rags and even basic cleaning as well as some stability. A screen will be useful to cover the floor and gives you space to work. An open space like a garage is an ideal location, and work in a well-ventilated place highly recommended.
You will also have the stain you will use, as well as polyurethane to finish the job. Choose colors that highlight or improve the design of his cabinet, and the use of oil-based polyurethane with oil-based stain. A bit of both will go far.
Start by removing all the hardware on your cabinets, including hinges. Place the pieces of cloth, and put the hardware on the bags. Label everything with stationery to remember how to put it all back.
If you need sand, sanding each piece with heavier sandpaper 110-something first. Then use fine sandpaper grit 220. No need to spend much time on this step, but the design of his cabinet will thank you if you are exhaustive.
Then use the cloth to rub the stain in other parts of the cabinet. Go with the grain of the wood, and do not apply too thick. Let it dry and give it a look: do not need to be darker? If so, you can use several layers until you have the right tone. Once you have the right color and the wood is dry, apply two coats of polyurethane.
Once your cabinets are painted with the correct color and polyurethane has dried, you are ready to put everything back together. Please note that the target must be completely dry and not sticky to the touch. If you manage the cabinet too soon, you can leave stains or fingerprints ruin his cabinet design.
Replace the cabinet and all the hardware. Try to touch only wood pieces on the edges whenever possible, to prevent new dirty faces. Remember also that the bets can be difficult to clean their hands. Pro tip: If stain puts in your hands, try to rub them with vegetable oil before using soap. In one day, you can transform your cabinet design something new, even if the cabinets themselves are old.
Start by gathering your materials and find a good place to work. Remove all hardware and cabinet parts design and apply layers of paint to the desired appearance. Then simply finish with polyurethane, and put together.