Asked on Dec 17, 2018

How do I restore my pine kitchen cupboards?

Kathy Gunter Law2dogalRebecca Taylor


Any suggestions please to get my kitchen cupboards back to their original condition.

q how to restore my pine kitchen cupboards
4 answers
  • P Caswell
    on Dec 17, 2018

    wash with tsp then butcher block oil or sand and stain

  • Rebecca Taylor
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Hi Liz, sanding them and then sealing with poly or varnish.

  • 2dogal
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Yes - sand off whatever has spilled down the drawer and cabinet and the rest of the wood, then polyurethane them.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Dec 18, 2018

    It depends on the finish and how/if they are sealed.

    You might try fine steel wool first. If it's superficial that might work instead of sanding.

    You can try TSP or denatured alcohol to clean the wood and see if that helps.

    If all else fails for light fixes, this is how I would go about it:

    1) Repair

    2) Remove hardware (number drawers & doors, place hardware in a sealed container)

    3) Sand

    4) Clean with TSP

    5) Seal to keep the natural color and protect the wood

    6) Reattach hardware

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