How can I lighten the stain on my oak cabinets?

  4 answers
  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 10, 2018

    Hi Pamela. I'm Cindy. You will have to sand your cabinets in order to remove the current stain. After sanding, be sure to clean them very well. Then you can stain them the color of your choice. I recommend that you take the doors and drawers down before sanding. Label them on the top edge so that you can replace them to where you got them from. Remove the hardware too. If your hardware needs cleaning, put them in a crock pot overnight on low. Next day remove them from the crock pot and clean them with an old toothbrush. They will come out just like new. Best of luck to you.

  • PK PK on Aug 11, 2018

    Cindy's answer is exactly what you should do, Pamela...very good advice!

  • Gle33925012 Gle33925012 on Aug 16, 2018

    400 grit sandpaper.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Aug 16, 2018

    Take one of the cabinet doors to the paint department of the home improvement store and ask them to select paint/stains and other finishes and application tools that will work for your kitchen. They have the best selection, the most up-to-date materials and most important, the most informative sales staff to get you what you need for a professional job.