Asked on Oct 2, 2017

How do you take off layers of paint and stain on cupboards?

Cvo8665054EbbjdlCori Widen
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Want to redo kitchen cupbords, did a small test piece . Has 3 coats paint 1 coat dark stain. Looking for BEST WAY TO REMOVE BOTH? [NOT GOING TO REMOVE CUPPBOARDS.]

7 answers
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Start by using paint stripper, next wash the wood with Murphy's oil soap, wipe away any residue. You might have to lightly sand the cabinets. If your going to paint, take off hardware, then the doors. Paint on a flat surface, so you don't get streaks. Spray the hardware, or purchase new. New hardware is pricy, but it makes a big difference. Paint with high-gloss, so you can clean with a wet soapy rag. Good Luck!
    • Cvo8665054
      on Oct 2, 2017

      I will give that a try, .I have all the new hardware, my Dad bought it before passing. He was going to make new oak kitchen cabinets but my Mom needed Dad more .must be.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Use Citristrip a safe non-toxic remover
  • Ken
    on Oct 2, 2017

    If it is indeed a stain you probably won't get it off. It soaks into the wood pores, especially if it is a coarse grain wood like oak. Paint is a good choice for a new finish.
  • Cori Widen
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Citistrip!
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Hope your project comes out looking good. Sorry to here about the passing of your Dad. My Dad passed 22 years ago, it's hard to be without him.EJL
  • Cvo8665054
    on Nov 6, 2017

    Thank You All for your help with my question. Keep DIYing keeps us busy.
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