Asked on Oct 5, 2017

Can I paint on stain to make my light cabinets darker, they are wood.



I was thinking of the paint on stains, it's light and I want to go to dark maple or cherrywood color.

8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 5, 2017

    the stain must be removed or the paint will not adhere correctly
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Yes, but will require rubbing down first...........
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 5, 2017

    If there is a sealer on top then you will need to sand it off and then restain
  • William
    on Oct 5, 2017

    You can stain over stain and change the color with Minwax Polyshades.

  • Shay
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Make sure to sand the wood first, so the new stain will penetrate. Use a taccloth to remove dust before using new stain
  • Dl.5660408
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Yep! Take the doors off and the hardware, sand well and wipe residue off, then stain. You can use a stain then finish with a poly sealer in your choice of sheen, from flat to high gloss or use a stain that already has a sealer in it. I like Minwax also
  • Gracie
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Go to General Finishes website. They have lots of videos and how-to's for just this thing. I just did it with my dining room set - came out great.

  • 2dogal
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Sure you can. Sand the cabinets first. The best way is to remove the cabinets and the hardware, then sand and stain. Stain does not cover like paint. Please try on a piece of wood first.
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