How Do You Refinish Oak Kitchen Cabinets?
Oak is a popular choice for kitchen cabinetry because the color is very neutral and complements a variety of other finishes. Oak, however, is also quite light and can easily become stained by the substances to which a kitchen is repeatedly exposed. Even if you clean your cabinets regularly, stains can become too ingrained over time to be removed with simple household wood polishes. When this occurs, refinishing your oak cabinets with a matching gel stain may be the best option. Remove the screws holding on the cabinet doors and drawer fronts with a screwdriver; also remove any hardware and set it aside. Lay these items on top of a large, thick tarp. Line around the edges of the cabinets themselves with painter’s tape to protect the walls and cover the counters with more tarps or newspaper secured with masking tape. Clean all of the wood with trisodium phosphate cleanser. This cleanser will remove any sealer as well as grease, dirt and other muck found on cabinets. Remove excess cleanse