Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

kirokeMay 13, 2014

We are going forward on a kitchen facelift, ie. granite counters, tile backsplash, new floor. However our maple cabinets w/ cherry stain are staying. The 18 years they have been in use have taken their toll. They are in need of degriming and touch-up on the satin poly. The pic shows the spot where the poly is worn off above handle. My questions are how do I clean them and can I just put poly in worn spot or must I sand down entire face and repoly?

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debrak2008

If you don't get help here, post on the kitchen forum.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:46PM
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ionized_gw

They look like lovely cabinets. Try the paint forum.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 3:06PM
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ionized_gw

They look like lovely cabinets. Try the paint forum. SOTP, I'd say clean them, steel wool and then new coating.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 3:07PM
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albert_135

" The 18 years they have been in use have taken their toll."Isn't this what sellers call ''distressed'' to explain their premium prices?

I would NOT paint. I might pay an expert to refinish them.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 4:08PM
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klem1

Before going away,please do everyone a favor by editing the other post asking this same question. Just remove all words in body and say "Oops, double post"

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 4:35PM
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geoffrey_b

I'm with Al - the cabinets look in good shape. It's pretty easy to remove the doors and drawers (number them) and send them out for refinishing.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 11:01AM
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scrappy25

I would try cleaning them and using some rub on polyurethane (general finishes) on a little seen cabinet door. That may be enough to get you by for another ten years.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 12:09PM
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