When your kitchen cabinets start to show signs of wear and tear you know its time for you to do some redoing and pump some life into it. There are ways to bring back your kitchen to life even on a tight budget. All your kitchen needs is some refinishing, a little painting, some papering and a touch of stencils or fabric. Once you take some simple remedial steps at redoing kitchen cabinets you will be surprised at the transformation in the way your kitchen appears. No more dull moments!
You can employ any method redoing kitchen cabinets so long as the surface you start with is clean. The doors should be removed from its hinges first. Mark each door with a removable sticker so that confusion does not arise while re-hanging them back. The hinges and knobs should be removed and cleaned with steel wool that are graded 0000. The cabinet frames and doors should be cleaned thoroughly of every dirt and grease.
Once you have prepared the surface, refinish them with finely gritted sandpaper. The refinishing is most suited for plain doors because sanding decorative doors evenly is difficult. Wipe away any trace of sawdust with a clean wet rag and then apply varnish or stain. Let it dry well before reattaching them to the frames.
Once the refinishing is done you can move to painting the cabinets. Choose a paint that matches your entire décor and one that can stand regular washing. The doors and frames should be painted inside out and allowed to dry properly. Like most parts of the house needing to be ragged your cabinets too might need some ragging.
You can also apply some wallpaper on the center of the door as a complimentary piece while you are at redoing kitchen cabinets. Such papers should be of washable or vinyl paper for easy cleaning. Cut the paper to the requirement of your pattern and apply it according to instructions provided by the manufacturer. To protect the design and to prevent lifting of the paper at the edges you can apply a thin coat of polypropylene varnish to it before applying it to the cabinets.
You can also put up raised panels to add a textured layer and some interesting design. Here is how, either cut your own design or go to a home improvement store and get some finished items. Adding such a panel will give your cabinets a classy and extravagant look after you are done redoing kitchen cabinets.
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