Removal of glossy polyurethane from stained kitchen cabinets

Old 03-28-05, 08:15 AM
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Removal of glossy polyurethane from stained kitchen cabinets

I like the existing stained color but want to remove the glossy polyurethane finish, and refinish with a satin or semi-gloss finish. I want to keep the stained wood look and not finish with a paint. Can I just sand lightly the old polyurethane and re-stain the cabinets? (is there a need for a sand sealer before the new finish?) I certainly do not want a darker stained look but rather stay with the existing color. What is the best procedure? (barring stripping to the wood). Please help. Jerry
Old 03-28-05, 09:22 AM
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You can clean the surfaces with spic and span or tsp or mineral spirits to remove the grease, grit, and grime. Scuff the surface witha green scotchbrite pad to knock down the sheen. Then apply the polyurethane with the finish you like.

In order to apply stain, you must have bare wood.

Hope this helps.

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