You Can Refinish Your Own Cabinets

Refinishing your cabinets is an easy way to update your kitchen or bathroom. It is something that you can do on your own if you feel like you are handy enough to do it. If you are going to do it, you might need to know what the steps are to refinish your cabinets. 

Removing Your Cabinets 

The first thing that you are going to need to do is to remove as many of your cabinets as possible. Generally, that means taking down the upper cabinets and then removing the doors and drawers from the lower cabinets. There are several reasons to remove them from the wall, but one of the biggest ones, especially when it comes to the upper cabinets is that it is going to be easier for you to work on everything. You will be able to put the cabinets at a comfortable height for you to deal with. 


You need to make sure that you have a clean surface to work on. That means getting rid of any paint flakes or damage to the surfaces. You want to scrape all that stuff off. This is also when you might use any stripper to get all the paint, stain, or finish off the cabinets. You may need to scrape all the gunk off so that you get to the bare cabinet. You need to do this in someplace with a lot of ventilation since there are a lot of fumes. Scraping and sanding are also going to generate a lot of flakes and dust, which will be easier to handle outside or in a workshop. 

Clean Up

After you have scraped, stripped, and sanded down the cabinets, you need to clean them up and get rid of as much dust from the area as possible. Any dust left on the cabinets is going to get caught in the new coating and make it look textured and not good. Use a tack cloth to wipe down the cabinets so that you get rid of all of that dust. 


Once you have done all that, it's time to finish the cabinets with whatever coating you have decided on. Follow the directions to put on the paint, stain, or finish. Once it's all dry, you can put everything back where it goes. 

If you aren't all that handy, you can always call a contractor who does cabinet work and have them take care of the refinishing work for you. 

To learn more about your future cabinet refinishing project, contact a company like We Paint & Renovate Inc.