The gel stain for kitchen cabinets is an appropriate way to repaint maple cabinets, because the grain of the wood absorbs more evenly, resulting in a more uniform finish.
Instructions of gel stain for kitchen cabinets
- Unscrew the hinges and remove the cabinet doors. Remove the door handles and put them aside.
- Fill a bucket with warm water. Add disodium phosphate cleaner according to package directions. Lava cabinets and doors with TSP solution with a sponge.
- Apply a finish remover to a soft cloth and pass on cabinets and doors. The spacer will vary with the type of finish gel stain for kitchen cabinets.
- Let the remover sit on the furniture and doors, as long as indicated on the label. Scrape the softened finish with a spatula.
- Use sandpaper 150 grit hand to remove any finish, sand with the grain of the maple. Follow sandpaper 220 grit sanding the entire cabinet and all surfaces of the door.
- Apply the gel to stain maple cabinets with foam brush, following the grain of the wood and using it evenly, overlapping strokes.
- Continue applying the gel staining in sections of 2 feet (61 cm) until you have made all the cabinets and doors.