Redoing Kitchen Pine Cabinets


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Old 02-20-09, 06:33 PM
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Redoing Kitchen Pine Cabinets

I am stripping the pine cabinets in my Kitchen. They were varnished over 20 years ago and have yellowed over the years. I am user a stripper to remove the varnish, and then attempting to sand them down to remove dents and scratches. How do I wash them after I have sanded them? Is there any special cleanser that I should use? and what do you recommend as a finish if I want them to stay the light colour of the pine?
 
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Old 02-21-09, 04:36 AM
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I usualy wipe them down with a damp thinner rag. They don't really need to be washed, just wiped down so that any sanding ndust is removed. I assume any dirt/grime was removed during the stripping process.

All oil base polys and varnish yello with age. They also deepen the colors in the wood. Waterbase poly/varnish dries clear and doesn't yellow over time.
 
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Old 02-23-09, 07:41 AM
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Thank you Marksr and "The Miz". Your information was very helpful! I guess now I had better get at 'er! I will let you know how I make out, and will be back whenever I reach my next hurdle!
 
 

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