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Kitchen Cab Stain/Finish Question

Posted by megan1031 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 29, 10 at 15:32

We just moved into a new home early July, and we have natural knotty alder cabinets that are stained a dark chestnut color.

I've noticed recently that when I clean with a soft rag and Pledge, some of the stain is coming off onto my rag.

I contacted the builder who said it shouldn't be happening (explained the process for the stain) and to continue to watch the cabinets for fading. I hate to clean if it may continue to pull the stain off--don't want to see the fading occur.

What could possibly be making the stain come off to my rag? How would they fix this?


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RE: Kitchen Cab Stain/Finish Question

What finish did they use?

RE: Kitchen Cab Stain/Finish Question

If there is actually a finish on the cabinets, the Pledge will not touch the stain.

If there is no finish on the cabinets, the job is not completely done. Stain is a colorant, not a protectant.

Find out what finish was applied.

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