Unfinished kitchen cabinet doors – Kitchen furniture generally occupy a lot of space in a room, so it’s visual impact important. If you are installing new cabinets or looking to upgrade your existing cabinets, staining doors differently from the base color produces a striking appearance. Wood stains are available in a variety of shades and colors, creating unlimited options to update the look of your kitchen. Unfinished or light colored cabinets are easiest to work, but may lighten darker shades. If the cabinets are painted, the paint must be removed before staining the wood.
Unfinished kitchen cabinet doors, remove the cabinet doors, drawers, hinges and hardware. Mark each piece to ensure that hangs in the right place when finished. Place doors and drawers in drop cloths. Use paint tape to protect walls, countertops or floors which abuts against the edges of the cabinets will stain. Lighten dark stained cabinets if necessary, using paint thinner or varnish remover. If you have painted the cabinets, you must remove the paint. You can use a heat gun and scraper to soften and remove paint without chemicals. Strippers traditional chemical or citrus-based products also work well. Use adequate ventilation and protective equipment, including gloves, a dust mask and safety glasses.