Do not paint your fake wood cabinets without reading this first!

brnincalifAugust 29, 2010

I had ugly fake wood kitchen cabinets and have been seriously considering painting them. I read about gel stain and decided to try it. I got a cherry color to do mine which were a ugly yellowish fake wood color. All I did was wipe it on. No sanding, one coat and they look AWESOME! I will post some pictures soon. (Any tips on how to get them right into the post???). But at the moment I have a lot going on.

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Here are the pics....finally

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 8:08AM
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What is the Gel called?
They look great? Is that the same stuff you can also do counters with?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 2:00PM
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trailortrash - maybe you're thinking of the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations and Countertop Transformations? I believe the OP used something more like this:

Here is a link that might be useful: Minwax Gel Stain

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 4:55PM
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Can you please email me your pics. I am unable to see them any larger than the thumbnails posted, even when I saved them to my computer. I am just getting started on a complete mobile home update/remodel and I am very interested in this process. Thanks so much.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2011 at 7:02AM
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for the cabinets I went to Lowes and got a gel stain there are many different types and shades.The countertops are an acrylic paint that goes on in layers then you seal it. It has been several months and it is holding up fine.

I have more pictures on flickr just follow the link

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 8:33PM
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brnincalif: you have a beautiful home. I really like what you've done. I want to redo my cabinets but will probably try to go lighter. I also used the Gianigranite on my countertops and I love it. It looks like we chose the same color. Mine has been done almost a year and still looks great.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 9:33PM
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Thank you abbisgram. I originally wanted to go lighter on the cabinets too but since they are pressboard I knew I couldn't sand and restain but I'm pretty happy with them.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 2:50PM
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Thank you for posting this...can you do a step by step for me?? I LOVE your cabinets, countertop and backsplash!!! Please help me!!!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 10:07PM
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Your home is absolutely gorgeous.....

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 7:32PM
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can you please tell me the name of the gel, we are redoing our faux wood cabinets in our park model. Your kitchen looks beautiful!!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 9:54PM
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Would this also work on a dinning table? If so, how would I seal it? Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 12:14AM
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teresa22 I think it would work on any wood. I put a clear sealer on the top of mine.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 6:24AM
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