Hello, i have a question about refinishing kitchen cabinets. We bought a house a couple of years and want to breathe new life into our kitchen/kitchen cabinets. Our house was built in 1999 and still has the original cabinets. Here is a pic. now these are not real wood, so my question is can i sand these and stain them even if they are not real wood? we want darker cabinets. Thanks for any input.
The doors and faces aren't real at all? If they were, you'd still have trouble wiht the finished ends, but you could get oak veneer and stick that on the exposed sides (the two over the sink) and finish them.
If NOTHING is real wood, you're kind of outta luck I'd say, unless you went somehow with paint.
You may want to scuff up the surface with a non-oily steelwool instead of sanding.
Have you thought of pickling the surface and going lighter instead of darker? It will make your kitchen look bigger and is even more up-to-date than a darker oak. Apply a very light coat of oil based paint and wipe off the extra before it dries. Work a small area at a time. Look at http://www.alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/pickling.html
Last edited by daniel2229; 07-22-2008 at 04:09 PM.
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thanks everyone, i think thats what ill do. paint them. Thanks for eveyones input. Im not going to be doing htis right away, but at least i know what i can do. As soon as i get started ill be back on here asking for tips and help Thanks!