Stripping Paint From Kitchen Cabinets: Steps And Items Needed

Steps And Items Needed To Strip Paint From The Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to strip or remove paint from your kitchen cabinets then you just need to collect all the given items and then follow all the given steps:

Things You Will Need

  • Paint Scraper & Drill/Driver
  • Drop Cloth & Sawhorses
  • Breathing Protection & Rubber Gloves
  • Paintbrush & Chemical Stripper
  • Sticks & Putty Knife
  • 100-Grit Sandpaper & Hand Sanding Block
  • Tip & Masking Tape

Step 1: Pull Up Your Drawers

  1. First of all, you need to remove your doors and drawers from your cabinets using driver/drill. Place them across on the sawhorses. Circulate a drop cloth under the sawhorses.
  2. Next you need to put on the rubber gloves & also the breathing protection. Dip your paintbrush into an open can of chemical stripper. Circulate the stripper on your doors, two at a time. Wait at least 15 minutes & place the tip of a paint scraper on the center of your door.
  3. Scrape off the gelled finish from your door, using strokes parallel with the grain. Work from the inside of your door outward in both directions, allowing the gelled finish to drop off the ends of your door.
  4. Prop up drawers so that the face of the drawer is crosswise. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to strip the finish of the drawer fronts.
  5. Grind the crystallize finish out of dips, tight spots, profile lines, or corners using popsicle sticks, pointed sticks, the point of your rounded putty knife or anything to fit differing shapes or corners on your door or drawer to scrape out the gelled finish.
  6. Allow all the cabinet surfaces to dry for at least one hour after stripping. Sand the surfaces slowly by hand using a hand block with sandpaper(100-grit).

Step 2: Consult Your Cabinet

  1. First of all, you need to put the rubber gloves and a face mask for your breathing protection. Spread drop cloth around your cabinets. Apply a 4-inch strip of masking tape around the perimeter of your cabinets.
  2. Dip a paintbrush into an open can of a stripper. Brush your stripper on your cabinet face frames and end jambs 2 at a time. Allow at least 15 minutes for your stripper to gel the finish.
  3. Scrape the gelled finish off your cabinets by using a paint scraper. Start your work at the top, and then scrape down, allowing the gel to drop off onto your drop cloth. Do all of your cabinets the same way.
  4. Scrape all the tight corners or profile lines using sharp sticks that fit the profile. Allow the cabinets to dry for at least 1 hour. Sand your cabinets gently, parallel with the grain, using your hand block with sandpaper(100-grit).
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