Question by  parames (9)

How can I go about stripping stain from kitchen cabinets?

I want to strip and redo all my kitchen cabinets myself.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

First, it's important to know that not all of the stain will be removed since it's essentially absorbed into the wood. However, the results are still beautiful. Remove hardware, doors & drawers as necessary. I suggest getting the highest grade and most expensive paint remover for best results. Use a scrubby to get into the cracks and cuts... and be patient!


Answer by  worker4034 (32)

The best way that I know to strip stain from any kind of wood product, is sanding. I would use a very course sandpaper to start. Than when the stain is almost all off of gone, I would sand with a very fine sandpaper. Stain, stains wood, so to use paint remover would not work.


Answer by  Homepro6885 (192)

You really can not strip stain from wood because it is soak in to the wood. The best way to remove it is to sand it off with a sander and if the stain is dark and you go with a lighter stain some of the old stain will come back when you vanish them creteing a little darker stain.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

There are plenty of products on the market that strip away paint, however stain is a different story. For stain you must be willing to get down and dirty. Its time to roll up your sleeves and start sanding. First apply a thinning concoction by Minwax to strip away intial layers, then sand down until front matches back


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

To strip stain from kitchen cabinets, first, detach the cabinets and find a place to work on them that is well ventilated and out of the way. From there, it is simple, use a store bought paint stripper and make sure to follow all instructions on the bottle.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Breathing in stripping material is harmful to your health. I would take all the cabinets down and do this job either in the garage or outdoors.

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