Knowledge or any information about kitchen cabinet stains when you intend to do kitchen cabinet remodeling. Nowadays there are wide range of kitchen cabinet colors and stains available at the market. Usually the natural colors of wood determine the next color and stains of the cabinet. In some cases, the natural color of cabinet wood already change because of age or heat or liquid, so the cabinet will not appear exactly the same as they come out from the factory for the first time. In this case, you will usually suggest using the same old stains and colors like it has before or using any more attractive modern light color like red, blue, green, and so on.
Generally kitchen cabinet stains and colors will be determined based on the type of wood, below are some colors and stains based on the wood type.
- Birch: toffee, chestnut, rose, natural, dawn, java-glaze, sable, snowbank
- Alder: chestnut
- Hickory: Toffee, natural
- Rustic hickory: toffee, natural
- Maple: dawn, natural, snowbank, toffee
- Oak: harvest, toffee, dawn
- Cherry: chestnut
- Thermofoil: white
Remember that you need to check the colors and stains again directly at the furniture store, or ask the interior experts and designers to ensure what type of colors you should use to remodel your kitchen. The color coming from computer sometimes can look different from the real samples.
The steps you need to take do wooden kitchen cabinet stains remodel are: first, removed the kitchen cabinet into some parts like the drawers and the cabinet doors. Second, clean the old stains and colors from the surface by using sandpaper. In doing this step, you may have to sand the cabinet twice or more by using different sandpaper. 120 grit of sandpaper can be use for first process and change it using 220 grit of sandpaper. Make sure you always do the sanding process in the same direction. Third, conditioning the wood until it is dry using the wood conditioner. Fourth, stain down the cabinet perfectly; make sure it down into the wood pores. Fifth, put on the coats. The coats usually consist of oil-based polyurethane; this material will make your kitchen cabinet get the glows back.
Do the kitchen cabinet stains remodel may not be as hard as you thought, it is actually quite easy and fun, if you love to do the artistic job related to carpentry and painting. However, if you don’t, you can call for service from any furniture and home kitchen service near your house.