Stain and Polyurethane

Old 01-08-07, 12:45 PM
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Stain and Polyurethane

I want to replace the doors on the kitchen cabinets and the rest of the cabinets wood has polyurethane on it and it has what I call yellowed. Is there any way short of using stripper or sanding to remove the yellowing effect.
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Polyurethane (oil based) routinely yellows with age.You can't reverse this so removing it is the only way to get rid of the effect.That's assuming you want to keep the shade of the stain versus darker as tinted poly might hide yellowing of a clear coat.

Obviously stripping and sanding have pros and cons for each.You'll have to weigh those to choose.Also would be depndant on how many coats you're trying to remove.

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