Sometimes, your pieces of wood or furniture needs to be renewed and refreshed with a change in color. For this, gel staining is needed, as it is the technique used for fixing painting issues on wood. Applying gel stains over a finished or unfinished cabinet is equally simple.
Below is a simple guide on how you can apply gel stain over a prefinished cabinet:
Things you will need
- Warm water
- Sponge or foam brush
- Trisodium phosphate cleaner
- Gel stain
- Top coat
- Finish striper
- Remove all the doors of the cabinets from the hinges with a screwdriver.
- Clean the doors of the cabinet with a sandpaper and remove all traces of dirt and grime. Then, fill lukewarm water in a bucket and add the cleaner to it. Damp it with a sponge and rub over the cabinet and doors. Rinse with water and dry with a cloth.
- Apply the finish striper to the wood with a cloth and let it absorb. Once it softens, remove with a butter knife.
- Apply the gel stain to the cabinets with a foam paintbrush or sponge. Apply it to a 2-feet section and then wipe off immediately with a towel. Repeat this procedure until you have fully covered the cabinets.
- If you want a darker shade, apply another coat of gel stain in the same process.
- Reattach the doors of the cabinets after it has dried off in 24-48 hours.
To read more on gel stains, go through How To Use Gel Stain Over Previously Stained Surface