Resurface Kitchen Cabinets
There are multiple ways to Resurface Kitchen Cabinets, the technique you choose depends largely on the existing material covering the kitchen cabinets. There is also simulated wood material that can’t be refinished. The first thing to do would be to understand which type of kitchen cabinets material it is that you have. One quick way to determine if it is simulated wood, is to look at the corners and edges of the furniture. If you see a thin line of a different color separating the top and sides, tells you that it is a wood laminate. In this case, you can create more trouble than it is worth if you try to refinish it.
If your cabinets are in good structural shape and you like the existing layout, then you’re a good candidate for refacing. Craftsmanship was better in the “old days,” so most pre-1980 cabinets are probably better than anything you could find at your home renovation retailer. So what exactly is Resurface Kitchen Cabinets? Refacing means replacing the doors, drawer fronts and hardware, and covering the sides and framework with stick-on veneer or glued-on plywood. You will get a new-looking cabinet with about half the cost of buying a new one. You also avoid the mess and inconvenience of completely removing and replacing your cabinets. All they need is some DIY love and they’ll be as good as new.
The steps to Resurface Kitchen Cabinets are as follows: Open the internet to research your option about your project; measure your cabinets; Remove doors, drawer fronts and hardware; Replace or repaint your hardware; clean and sand the surface.