Restaining kitchen cabinets sounds like a job for the expert only. You might need to call carpenters or home design service to restrain your kitchen cabinet and get the best result of it, and of course, pay more for the service. Retraining kitchen cabinets actually mean an effort to change the kitchen cabinet appearance by changing or upgrading the finish, including color. It should be easier than you thought. If you feel reluctant to waste your pennies to pay the home kitchen service and intend to restrain your kitchen cabinet, there are some tips for you to try.
First thing to do to restrain your kitchen cabinet is preparing the cabinets. The preparations include removing the kitchen cabinet parts. There usually are the shelves, the cabinets, drawers, and doors. Unscrew each of the parts and bring it outside your kitchen. Refinishing or coloring process often makes your kitchen look mess and the you will need to covering all the things in your kitchen up with newspaper of plastic to avoid it from sprayed. Working in a garage or backyard is quite safer. Next step is clean each part of those cabinets. Remove the old finish by using sandpaper. This may be the longest part of the job and the most tiring part, but you should remove all the old finish perfectly so that the new stains can attach easily and perfectly to the cabinet. Besides sandpaper, you also recommend to use disk sanders and belt to help you remove the finish.
After the old finish is perfectly removed from the cabinets, you can start to apply the stain. Use brush to help you stained. Make sure you already know your type of natural tones of the woods and what color match to it; because the stained work different depend on the natural color of the woods. It may look quite different than you might have seen on the stores before, so you should be better learn how to choose the right stained from the expert. The last step you may need to take to restaining your kitchen cabinet is adding the top coat. Many people think add the top coat on the new stained kitchen cabinet does not quite necessary. Keep in mind that this is wrong suggestion. Top coat can protect your cabinets including the wood and the finish. This is something that stained would never do. It also gives new glow for your cabinets. Make sure you choose polyurethane, water based polyurethane or lacquer as your top coat.