How to prep my kitchen cabinets to stain them?

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I want to restain my kitchen cabinets what do I need to do to prepare them....they are a white wash oak right now
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  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 19, 2017
    Clean well with TSP, remove doors and hardware (label with tape so you know what goes where ), sand them down and wipe them down to remove the dust . You should be ready to restain . Don't forget to apply polyurethane as a sealant afterwards .

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 19, 2017
    I agree with all but the polyurethane. If you use a paint especially formulated for kitchen cabinets like Sherwin Williams has no need for any thing else on top of the paint

  • Tricia Tricia on Jun 19, 2017
    Do I use a palm sander to sand with ?

  • Tony Tony on Jun 20, 2017
    I would definitely do it carefully, by hand.