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How to Refinish Oak Kitchen Cabinets in a Different Color

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Oak kitchen cabinets are built to last for a lifetime. Oak is sturdy and resilient and will withstand years of wear and tear. This can be a great advantage for your kitchen, until you want to change your decor You can refinish your old cabinets to re

How to Refinish Oak Kitchen Cabinets in a Different Color

Oak kitchen cabinets are built to last for a lifetime. Oak is sturdy and resilient and will withstand years of wear and tear. This can be a great advantage for your kitchen, until you want to change your decor You can refinish your old cabinets to remove old lacquer and apply new stain or paint, changing the colour to match your new design style.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

ScrewdriverWhite clothsWhite spirit or trisodium phosphate220-grit sandpaper180-grit sandpaperTack clothDeglosserStain or paintStirring stickPaintbrushFinish

Instructions

1 Unscrew all hinges and knobs from the cabinets and set them aside in a safe place. Remove all shelving, if possible, to make all areas of the cabinet more accessible. Place the cabinet doors on a covered work surface.

2 Dampen a soft, white cloth with white spirit or trisodium phosphate cleaner. Wipe down all cabinet surfaces to remove built-up dirt, dust, cooking grease and other contaminants collected on the surface. The new colour stain will not adhere to a dirty surface.

3 Sand all cabinet surfaces with 220-grit sandpaper. The sandpaper will remove any residual contaminants and will even out the surface to make it flatter. Always sand in the direction of the grain and apply pressure so that the entire surface is sanded evenly.

4 Repeat sanding with 180-grit sandpaper to smooth everything out. Wipe down all surfaces with a tack cloth to remove residual sanding dust.

5 Clean the surfaces once more with a deglosser to remove any remaining contaminants and prepare the surface for staining or painting. Apply the deglosser with clean white cloths. Allow the cleaner to work per product instructions and then wipe away any excess with clean white cloths.

6 Open your stain or paint product of your new colour. Stir the product thoroughly with a stirring stick to blend the colour.

7 Apply your new colour to the cabinet surfaces. If your product is a staining product, wipe the stain onto the surface with clean white cloths, moving in the direction of the oak’s grain. Wipe away excess stain with another clean white cloth to achieve an even finish. For thicker products, such as paint or a stain-finish combination, apply the colour with a paintbrush and even it out with clean white cloths.

8 Allow the product to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions and inspect your work. Apply a second coat of colour if necessary to achieve your desired look. It is always better to apply two thin coats than one thick one, as multiple coats give you better control over the colour and even application.

9 Apply a finishing layer of clear varnish to protect your coloured cabinets in the future. Like the colour, apply one layer with a paintbrush, allow it to dry and apply a second coat. If using a stain that contains varnish or a polyurethane finish, you will not need to apply a finishing product. Allow the finishing layer to dry before reattaching the doors, hinges and knobs.

Tips and warnings

You will be more successful changing the oak cabinets to a darker colour. Darker stain will easily cover pre-existing stain or paint, while lighter colours may not be able to effectively cover darker colours.

The cleaners, stains and paints used in this project can create strong and potentially toxic fumes. If possible, move the cabinets themselves to a well-ventilated work area. If not, ventilate your kitchen by opening windows or using fans.

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