It really is a matter of personal preference at this point, since your staining the cabinets a dark color. You could sand lightly until the poly is off. Personally here's what I would do. The cabinets are 35 years old I would give it a fresh look. Start off by removing the hard ware off the cabinets and taking off the doors don't forget to number them in the back, you won't lose track. Then begin stripping it completely which it is fairly easy to scrape off with a plastic scraper. Then sand down whatever is left which shouldn't be much. Go to your local home improvement store talk one of the associates they will help you pick out a stain. Apply the stain with a soft rag, dry with a paper towel .Once the stain is dry apply your poly. You should have beautiful cabinets looking brand new like they did 35 years ago.
What is the absolute best paint stripper to use for furniture?
Hi Terri you can give Citristrip a try.
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I found and bought the 2 mismatched ones seen in the pic, which I absolutely love!! So question: is it better to paint them or stain them the same color? One is brown, the other a green
on Oct 25, 2011
I would sand or strip it down to bare wood.Then go to your local home improvment store,they
have great selections on wood stains.You can actually use the color chart with samples on actual wood to get a good look.Its great way to start fresh you know what you used and you wont have the trouble trying to match the stain that was previously applied
A little while later, there was water on the floor in the laundry which is on the joining wall. Even later I noticed that the laminate floor in the kitchen which is next to the door of
on Oct 25, 2011
If the wall is concrete as is the floor use drylock hydraulic cement..it sets in a matter of
minutes.Expands as it dries to lock in place.
Withstands up to 3,050 lb. of hydrostatic pressure.If its a combination of drywall and cement then elastromeric caulking for drywall and drylock for the cement.Seal it all up with a drylock or behr waterproofer.You can find this at Any Home depot.