Staining over painted kitchen cabinets

I would like to my kitchen cabinets but they are painted white I would like to know if I have to sand all the paint off first.
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  • Gina Berger-Rudd Gina Berger-Rudd on Apr 13, 2015
    yes use a stripper I used 3M brand and then sand until they are smooth as a baby bottom stain and varnish will take a little time but is well worth it .... :)

  • Paige @ Little Nostalgia Paige @ Little Nostalgia on Apr 13, 2015
    Yep. Use a paint stripper and then sand off any little bits that remain. It will be time-consuming, but that's the only way to get the paint completely removed.