There are different stain colors for kitchen cabinets available in the market to choose from according to sense of style, kitchen theme and requirement. Kitchen cabinets are one of the most essential features in any kitchen no matter what layout, color, size or theme of the kitchen and in order to be significant as kitchen feature for the optimal beauty and value of kitchen, the proper stain color has to be chosen. It has to be well mix and match with other kitchen portions such as backsplash, countertops and kitchen wall color. If you are planning on staining the kitchen cabinets by yourself, then you need to know how to properly do it in order to get the finest result in staining project without any mistakes which can be unfortunate to your kitchen cabinets.
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How to Stain Kitchen Cabinets Properly and Tips
If the kitchen cabinets are already finished previously, then removing the old finishes has to be done but you have to begin with sanding and conditioning if the cabinets are unfinished. You have to remove the knobs, handles, hinges, doors and drawers as well to be placed in different work areas. Then you have to strip any finishes which are pre-existing on the cabinets and you also have use lacquer thinner to remove lacquer. The finish has also to be removed away by utilizing steel wool. There are also other things to remove such as shellac and varnish by applying proper tools, which then you have to continue with spraying and wiping the wood by utilizing stripper neutralizer if it is recommended by the manufacturer of stripper product. Use 220 grit sandpaper to sand all cabinets’ surfaces, and in order to speed up the sanding process, you utilize use an orbital sander by sweeping or wiping away any sanding dust. Apply masking tape to mask off all of surfaces surrounding such as ceiling and wall. Apply wood conditioner coat by working it in the same direction for approximately two hours as the grain of wood but it is recommended to only use oil based conditioner if the paint color is oil based. It I also recommended to apply an initial coat of paint color by using a soft cotton or paintbrush by working it in the same direction with the grain of wood. You should apply a thick stain layer and let it soak into the wood for a few times indicated just like in the instructions. You should remove any excess of stain by using a clean cloth by working it in small sections to make sure that the stain is soaking into the wood at the same length of time. In order to be even in saturation of stain, you can apply two or three more stain coats and let it dry by air for approximately 24 hours long. In order to create a lustrous and water resistant barrier, you can apply a clear wood finish but it is recommended to only use oil based finish if the stain that you use is oil based as well.
If you want to have more durable and consistent coating of stain colors for kitchen cabinets, then you should let each coat to dry, use only 220 grit sandpaper and let the final coat to dry by air before you reassemble the kitchen cabinets.