Removing the Paint of Wooden Storage Cabinets

May 1st

Wooden Storage Cabinets – If your wooden cabinets provide you with enough storage and you don’t have a problem with your location, you can spare yourself the cost of installing new cabinets to redo your old ones. Removing the old paint, before applying a new coat will give the wood a better surface to work with.

Wood Storage Cabinets For Office
Wood Storage Cabinets For Office

Read all directions on the chemical stripper you have chosen before use. Open all windows and doors in the area where they are working for ventilation. Cover kitchen floor and counters with plastic wrap. Wear glasses and gloves recommended for the intensity of your paint remover. Rag down cabinets with a rag to remove all dust. Preparation dewatering requires a clean surface. Cover all areas that were not undressed with tape to prevent peeling. Apply paint remover to cabinets with a brush in one direction. It is better to make small areas at a time so that the stripper does not dry before removing. Some finish working before scraping the paint. You can tell he is working when the old paint looks wrinkled or you see exposed wood behind it.

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Use a metal putty knife to remove the stripper and loosen the paint. Areas that are difficult to reach may require steel wool for removal. Thoroughly clean the cabinet surface with water or mineral spirits to remove the stripper. If any old paint remains, repeat the painting process until no more visible residue. Water is recommended for cleaning water-based separators and mineral spirits are recommended for oil-based strippers.