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Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

Posted by kiroke (My Page) on
Tue, May 13, 14 at 14:40

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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RE: Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

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


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RE: Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

They look like lovely cabinets. Try the paint forum.


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RE: Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

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


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RE: Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

" 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.


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RE: Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

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"


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RE: Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

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.


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RE: Reusing cabinets in our kitchen update.

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.


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