Staining Kitchen Cabinets in Do It Yourself (DIY) Style
Staining kitchen cabinets might just be one of the many alternatives that you could do for your kitchen cabinets especially if you want to change their looks, but you do not want to buy a new sets of cabinets. This could mean that you would also be saving a lot of money from your housing budget, and your old cabinets for not going to waste. If they are still in good condition, then you could stain it yourself as a weekend project at home with the help of your friends and family. It could be the exciting and fun project that you could do with your children’s help also.
By changing the look of your kitchen cabinets these way, you would need sand paper, some tools to take off the hardware parts from the door and new paint colors with stain or polyurethane chemical in it. In staining kitchen cabinets, first you would want to take of the cabinet doors so you could have the project done outside of your home such as in your backyard where there are air constantly flowing. The job will create a lot of dust and debris, so you would have to be prepared for that as well. In order for you to get a new look for your cabinet; you will need to remove the original look first. This could be done by sanding the kitchen cabinet surface. This could be done by hand or by electric-powered hand sander.
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Depending if you are going to stain the cabinets only or to change the color also, then you might have to take down the whole cabinet frames especially if you are working on bigger and larger size of cabinets. After you finish with sanding the cabinet to be stripped from their original stain, you could then apply the stain/polyurethane mix at least twice or even three times if it is really needed. If you are going to change the color, then you could choose the stain with a different color and have the process repeated 2-3 times too. Some of these steps are necessary to be followed when you are staining kitchen cabinets for your home kitchen.