sun faded cabinet doors

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-28-16, 01:38 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
sun faded cabinet doors

We have hickory cabinets and over the years the color has faded and there is no resemblance of hickory on the outside, inside looks like new. Does anyone know how to bring back the hickory look to the wood? I heard once that you could use linseed oil with fine steel wool to restore the finish.
 
  #2  
Old 10-28-16, 03:54 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 26,574
Received 790 Votes on 727 Posts
Hard to say when we cant see it. Are they varnished? It might just need a light sanding and a fresh coat of finish.
 
  #3  
Old 10-28-16, 04:32 PM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,833
Received 361 Votes on 318 Posts
Welcome to the forums!

You might try wiping them down with mineral spirits and see how they look. How the finish looks before the thinner evaporates is a good indication of how it will look with a fresh coat of poly.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
  #4  
Old 10-28-16, 05:45 PM
J
Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 4,857
Received 83 Votes on 78 Posts
Tried a simple cleaner like Amish Wood Milk?
 
  #5  
Old 12-26-16, 04:00 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks for the tips sorry I didn't take pics yet. I will try some of these tips and may have to get back to you.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: