sun faded cabinet doors

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Old 10-28-16, 12:38 PM
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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.
 
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Old 10-28-16, 02:54 PM
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Hard to say when we cant see it. Are they varnished? It might just need a light sanding and a fresh coat of finish.
 
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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
 
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Tried a simple cleaner like Amish Wood Milk?
 
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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.
 
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