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Rental House Work #2: Kitchen, Bath and Hallway Cabinet refinishing

Blog entry by 3fingerpat posted 08-22-2009 05:50 PM 4559 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another issue we didn’t expect was the poor condition of the finish on all the Kitchen, Bathroom and Hallway cabinets. They are all raised panel oak doors and in need of refinishing; here are some pictures of the before shots from the kitchen cabinets (the other cabinets were in the same condition):

before

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So after scrubbing the cabinets clean, some light sanding, next we found the perfect matching stain and then applied some wiping varnish to finish the job. Lots of work but extremely necessary and worth the effort, the cabinets look better than what the pictures show:

after
after2



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posted 08-23-2009 07:48 PM

Great job on the cabinets.

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posted 04-02-2010 11:36 AM

Yes! It looks as though there were only one or two coats before you finished the job properly. It also appears, though could be photograph, that the lacquer was not dry before the second coat.

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