How Do You Refinish Non-Veneer Kitchen Cabinets?
An old, outdated kitchen can ruin even the most modern home aesthetic. Of course, refinishing a kitchen can be strenuous, with extensive wiring, plumbing and tiling work required. Luckily, non-veneer kitchen cabinets, the most visible and aesthetically important part of most kitchen spaces, are fairly easy to refinish. Non-veneer cabinets are solid and you won’t have to worry about peeling veneer layers or accidental damage to the natural appearance of the cabinets during refinishing, making the process quick, easily achievable in a solid day’s work. Unscrew all cabinet hardware, including hinges, knobs and handles. Remove the doors and set them aside. Refinishing will be easier with the doors taken off and the hardware out of the way. Sand down the old finish using 100-grit sandpaper. Sand vigorously until the raw wood shows through. For very thick, painted finishes you can use tougher 50- or 60-grit sandpaper at first, using the finer 100 grit to smooth out the last remnants of paint