Cabinet Refinishing


Your entire kitchen or bathroom can look brand new simply by refurbishing your cabinets. The results can be dramatic.

Family members and guests will be impressed when they learn you did it yourself, and you’ll have plenty of extra cash that would have gone into someone else’s pocket. Not to mention the increased dollar value that cabinet refinishing adds to your house.

If your home is like most, then its heart is the kitchen. People tend to gather there. Often, by refinishing, you can have it look just the way you want, while saving thousands by not having to purchase new cabinets.

The look of your bathroom is important too. In fact the appearance of kitchens and bathrooms, more than any other rooms, will determine the resale value of a house. Re-doing cabinets in these rooms will deliver the biggest boost to home value with the least cost and effort.

Cabinet refinishing methods can be used for kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, or any built-in cabinetry such as bookshelves.

Does the thought of refinishing cabinets yourself intimidate you? Many of the simple steps are manageable by even the least experienced do-it-yourselfer.

Just remember to break the job down into smaller tasks, and you’ll get through them one at a time. Yes, a little discipline is required but as you patiently go through the steps, it’ll be worth it. You’ll be proud of what’s being created. You’ll see you don’t need the high level of skill you may have thought. And you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to breathe life into any room with cabinetry.

In the following articles, you’ll be guided through the prep of course, but also the possibilities and specific steps towards actually completing the job.

Good preparation is the first step toward mastering a cabinet refinishing project. Check out Wood Refinishing for additional steps and tips.

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How to Rejuvenate Old Cabinets

Breathing life back into your old kitchen cabinets can be quite a challenge especially if you’re inexperienced and you don’t have the money for it. An average replacement of a kitchen remodeling fitting 10x10x10 ...
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Using an HVLP Spray Gun

An hvlp spray gun can be difficult to use at first. Spraying any clear finish or paint with an hvlp or cup gun can be a little tricky, but with practice using this type of paint spaying equipment will become easy. A HVLP system is ...
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Inlay Lumacite Panel Doors

By Tom Galloway (Crownsville, Maryland.)
My wife says we live in “Ozzie & Harriet’s” house, its typical 1950’s look. The original cabinets are well built boxes of birch plywood with slab doors. The doors are so plain they have no ...
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Interior Cabinets Stain

By Rosalyn Boss (Bullhead City, AZ)
Make sure you sand off all the old top coat, even if it looks like no color is left on the wood. Yes! It takes patients, but if you missed any spots you’ll be sorry later like me. Always test the stain color on one ...
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Kitchen Cabinet Painting

By Gene Mcarthur (Kennesaw, GA 30152)
If you’re looking for a way to update your kitchen or bath cabinets, consider giving the cabinets a makeover with paint. The process isn’t too difficult and it will give your cabinets a fresh look. Another great ...
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Painting Kitchen Cabinets

By Meghan Carter (
Painting kitchen cabinets is an easy and inexpensive way to bring old cabinets back to life. Meghan Carter shows you how to paint kitchen cabinets and offers a few inspirational decorating ideas for really dressing up ...
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Refinishing cabinets can be a lot of work.

By Jessie Johnson (Minnesota)
I tried to refinish my kitchen cabinets and its a lot harder than one may think… I ended up taking them to a professional finishing company. Expensive – yes but seeing the end result made it ...
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Techniques for Staining Wood

Many wood species have a great look without adding color, so staining wood is optional. If you like the natural colors of the wood simply move on to applying the finish. Stain can change the woods color and appearance to match any ...
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