Updating kitchen wooden cabinets

Meaning they want to keep existing cabinets and just do flooring and countertops. I have seen instances where the room turned out OK but many times…it doesn’t.

I love subway tiles and their are so many options as far as colors and textures that there really is a right option to fit any style of decor.You’re just wanting to break up some of the shine on cabinets, not completely strip them. You’ll leave your other hand free to wipe off any globs or stain that you might get in places you don’t want them. Then put the last/third coat and let it dry for 5 days and then seal it with 2 coats of satin poly or semi-gloss poly. Drying time is so important, do not rush this step or you will end up having to put on a billion coats of stain and it will not be good.I used an angled sanding block with a fine (not medium or coarse) finish to get in the bevels. I’ve read reports where people used a foam brush to apply the stain, but I prefer the sock method. :) Now, I did use the foam brush to get in tight places like near the counters or in beveled corners, but for 90% of the time I used the sock method. I used about 1 tbsp per drawer and 1.5-2 tbsp per door. Light, thin coats ample drying time topcoat= fantastic results. For the coat of poly, follow the manufacturer's instruction (and good judgment) for the drying time. Now, you’ll notice the doors aren’t back on yet, and that’s because I’ve only done 1 side and need to do the other. I’ll update with a lovely photo once I have it all done. -On cabinet doors, plan on doing the front and backs. I hope you all found this tutorial to be useful in trying to DIY your way from honey oak cabinets into a stunning espresso finish.nce you’re done cleaning, make sure they’re dry and go ahead and remove all the drawers and doors. Well, generally men’s socks are white and tend to be LONG, so it’ll protect your entire forearm from gel stain.I stained my drawers/doors in the garage, so I moved all of that over there. I would say 1 minute per door and 30 seconds per drawer. The glove is meant to protect your hands from being stained an espresso color.

Leave a Reply