Restaining Pickled Cabinets

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Old 04-12-08, 07:52 PM
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Restaining Pickled Cabinets

Is this possible? We're moving into an older home...it has pine cabinets in the kitchen & pine walls in the family room & office. But they have been all been pickled Can they be stripped & restained? I would rather not paint them.

We're planning on remodeling, but would love to preserve whatever we can.
 
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Old 04-13-08, 05:06 AM
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Yes they can be stripped and refinished. After using a stripper you will need to sand some before it will be stainable.

Another option might be to sand lightly and recoat with a tinted poly [like minwax polyshades] Test first to make sure this is both compatable with the existing finish [usually is] and that it will give the desired effect.
 
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I'm thinking the 2nd suggestion would be alot easier right? Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 04-15-08, 04:40 AM
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Ya, tinted poly is a lot less work Because it is a clear with color added, special attention needs to be used to make sure it is applied evenly. Thin spots will be lighter in color and thick spots or runs will be darker. It is always a good idea to finish by applying a clear coat of poly over the tinted poly to protect the color - so it won't wear off.
 
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