A china cabinet provides a place to store and display your china set. As time passes, however, the china cabinet’s conclusion can be disappeared from exposure to sun, or damaged because of items hitting it, leaving the cabinet looking word and tired. Refinishing your china cabinet allows you to restore the luster it once had while showing the craftsmanship and beauty of this item.
Eliminate the doors, shelving and from the china cabinet. Eliminate hardware such as hinges and doorknobs in the cabinet.
Clean out the wood with mineral spirits or trisodium phosphate (TSP). Apply the cleaner into a sterile cloth, then wipe down the wood. Repeat this two or three times, then enable the timber to dry. Cleaning the wood many times with the TSP helps to ensure that you eliminate as much of the dirt and dirt covering the timber as you can. This will allow the stain to penetrate deeper into the timber.
Sand the wood quite gently, going with the grain. This also aids the wood to absorb the stain.
Wipe off the timber using a dry cloth to remove the dust. Fill in almost any nicks in the surface of the timber with wood putty. Sand the putty smooth.
Stain the cabinets. Start with the locations that are intricately detailed, then proceed on to the large, flat places. Use smooth, long strokes when staining the wood. Allow the stain to dry for the time specified on the packaging. Add another coat of stain if you’d like a darker colour for the timber.
Install all of the hardware. Place the doors, drawers and shelves back on the cabinet.