Re- do high glass kitchen sand, should I sand all the way to the wood?

I WANT TO REDO KITCHEN CABINETS THAT ARE FROM THE 1970'S.........YES OLD HAHAH......VERY HIGH GLOSS AND STAINED......DO I HAVE TO SAND THEM ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE WOOD OR JUST...ROUGH THEM UP.....SO TO SPEAK....THANK YOU IN ADVANCE....
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  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 30, 2017
    Are you going to prime before painting ? If you are, then you just have to rough them up, clean them well and prime before painting .

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on May 30, 2017
    If you want to avoid major sanding, just clean them well, lightly sand and use chalk paint. It sticks to anything and requires little prep.

  • Claire Amirault Claire Amirault on Jun 04, 2017
    You only have to sand until the shiny is gone, not down to the bare wood. There is a product on the market that you paint on and takes the place of sandpapering but I must admit I've never used it. Inquire about it at your local hardware store.