How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets: Our Step by Step Guide!

Kendy’s Painting Inc | Uncategorized | 17 Apr 2020

Welcome to our blog, today we will teach you how to refinish kitchen cabinets. It is important to remember that cabinets are one of the essential parts of your home; therefore, they must look good.

In other words, your cabinets must be in perfect shape; therefore, it is important to learn how to repair them. It is not an easy task, but with our guide, you will learn how to do it. We know that you are not an expert and that is why we made the guide as simple as we could.

Let’s not waste any more time, take your tools and follow our steps. It’s time to touch up your cabinets!

Follow These 4 Steps to Learn How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets

Replacing your cabinets is more expensive than refinishing them; therefore, you must learn how to do it. If you want to save money, then you are on the right blog. Today you will learn how to refinish kitchen cabinets. We will go step by step to do it the right way.

First, we will mention each step and then we will explain them one by one. We promise that we will not skip details, we want your cabinets to look like new. These are the steps to follow:

  1. Unscrew and Clean the Cabinet Doors
  2. Fill Holes and Sand the Doors
  3. Clean the Dust and Apply Wood Stain
  4. Apply the Varnish to Finish the Process

Now it is time to explain each of the steps you must follow. Pay attention and be careful.

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Unscrew and Clean the Cabinet Doors

Unscrew and Clean the Cabinet Doors

This is the first step, you must empty the cabinets and remove the drawers, knobs, and pulls. We recommend using an electric drill to do everything faster, if you do not have one then use a screwdriver.

Secondly, you must scrub the cabinets with a degreaser to remove the dirt. It is ideal that you use a kitchen sponge or a toothbrush to get rid of the dirt that is in the corners. Make sure you clean everything very well so you can see where the damage is.

You need to be careful when removing the doors of the cabinets or you may damage them. Follow the steps we gave you and use the tools we recommend to carry out this process.

Fill Holes and Sand the Doors

Fill Holes and Sand the Doors

Now you need to fill the gaps, holes and dents on the doors and drawers. We recommend you to use wood putty, make sure it is similar to the color of the original wood. It is important that you allow the putty to dry so that you can sand the surface later.

Your cabinets are an essential part of your kitchen; therefore, you must ensure that they are in good condition. We know that this process is complicated; therefore, we want to help you. We made this guide as easy as possible so you can touch up your cabinets on your own.

Your cabinets can last for many years, but you need to make sure you fill the holes they have if you want to repair them. Follow our guide and give your cabinets the touch-up they deserve. Kendys Painting Inc. is here to guide you, let us advise you!

Clean the Dust and Apply Wood Stain

Clean the Dust and Apply Wood Stain

You must make sure to remove the sanding dust from the cabinet doors. It is ideal that you use a vacuum cleaner or a damp cloth to collect dust quickly. Do not put the cabinet doors if you have not cleaned everything. Follow this guide to refinish your cabinets!

Therefore, now you must apply the wood stain with a fine bristle brush over the entire surface. Wait 10 minutes and then wipe the surface with a clean cloth. We invite you to read our other blogs to learn more about interior painting tips.

We are an orderly team; therefore, we like to advise our clients. If you want quality results then you must work in a clean and orderly manner. Be sure to remove all dirt before proceeding with the last step on this list.

We advise you to cover everything around the kitchen, so you avoid having to clean the dirt. Start by covering the stove and countertops.

Apply the Varnish to Finish the Process

Apply the Varnish to Finish the Process

This is the final step; therefore, it is one of the most delicate. You must wait 24 hours for the stain to dry or you will not be able to apply the varnish. It is ideal that you apply two coats of varnish; we recommend using a quality sprayer or brush. If you want a lasting result, then we recommend sanding between each coat.

This is one of the essential processes, the result of this project depends on it. You must be careful when applying the varnish to give your cabinets the finish you want.

After the paint dries you should carefully reinstall the cabinets and hinges. Careful when installing cabinets or you can scratch doors. We recommend you to ask someone to help you install them.

Extra Tip: Best Stain Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Stain Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Before finishing this blog, we want to give you another tip. In other words, we want to make sure that you choose the correct stain color for your kitchen cabinets. We know that refinishing your cabinets is a long and tiring job, but we are almost done.

Before making this decision, you should consider the color of your countertops; in other words, you must make all the colors match. Here are some of the best colors you can use to touch up your cabinets:

  • Soft green
  • Grayish green
  • Silver or grey
  • Greenish black

Now you are ready to start your project. We hope you liked this blog, share it with your friends. Remember that Kendys Painting Inc. is here to help you make the best decisions. Don’t let your cabinets keep messing up, improve them today!

 
 

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