Asked on Mar 6, 2018

Can you stain an already painted wood cabinet?



5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 6, 2018

    You will have to remove the existing paint for the stain to adhere correctly
  • Robin Wallace
    on Mar 6, 2018

    You can but will take a lot of work! Strip old paint, sand old stain off, then restain. If staining a darker color you may get away with the sanding it down to raw wood.
  • William
    on Mar 6, 2018

    Can't stain over paint. Stain absorbs into wood grain. You will need to strip the paint off, sand smooth, then stain and seal.
  • Sheila
    on Mar 7, 2018

    Years ago I bought a home that someone had painted the kitchen cabinets.I did a sand test in a small area behind the refrigerator.What I saw was the most beautiful wood,so I took on the task of bringing them back to their original beauty.Since there were several layers of paint, I started with paint stripper and a plastic scraper.the next step included 60 grit on a hand sander and a dremmel for the small grooves.Finally following up with 100 grit sand for a smooth finish.Tedious yes but then was the fun part.Picked my stain and followed up with a clear coat of poly urethane.So yes you can but it will take patience.
  • Olgabolga
    on Mar 7, 2018

    You can use a colored wax or gel over it, though. Talk to Benjamin Moor folks
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