Restain kitchen cabinet face frame


Old 01-10-20, 07:56 PM
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Restain kitchen cabinet face frame

I'm attempting to re-stain 3 of my base kitchen cabinets. These cabinets were for an island that we are now Removing and reusing these for a new wall. The existing remaining cabinets are all light brown (honey) and we're trying to restain the island cabinets which are dark brown to match the honey color. We only need to stain the cabinet frames since we ordered the honey colored door/drawer fronts from the manufacturer. With the order the manufacturer also sent a small can of three honey color stain. So how do I go about removing the existing dark brown stain on the cabinets then staining them with the new honey color? What is the process and what tools(Sanders,etc..) would I be able to use?
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Old 01-11-20, 02:46 AM
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You need to start out with a chemical stripper. Once you remove the majority of the existing finish you'll switch to sanding. 120 grit should be ok for the final sanding [you may need to start with a coarser grit] always sand with the direction of the grain! You need to make sure the wood is bare as any remaining finish will affect the ability of the wood to accept the new stain.
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