How Do You Prep Cabinets For Gel Stain??


  • Remove cabinets and hinges with screwdriver and clean hinges with dish soap diluted in water.
  • Scrub/clean all cabinet surfaces and allow to dry.
  • Sand all surfaces with the sanding block.
  • Wipe dust away with a damp cloth.
  • Wipe cabinets with deglosser.
  • Allow cabinets to dry in dust-free environment.

How can I stain my kitchen cabinets without sanding?

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding or Priming

  1. Remove Any Dirt and Grime. Using a scrubbing sponge, thoroughly wipe down each cabinet surface with a grease-cutting cleaner, making sure to remove all dirt and grime.
  2. Apply Liquid Deglosser.
  3. Label Doors + Remove Hardware.
  4. Clean Out the Inside.
  5. Paint the Back.
  6. Insert Thumbtacks.
  7. Paint the Molding.
  8. Paint the Front Side.

How do you use Minwax gel stain on kitchen cabinets?

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Can I use gel stain on finished wood?

It’s not a common practice, but you can apply stain — if it’s gel stain — over polyurethane. It won’t penetrate like stain, so you won’t get the same grain patterns. Think of gel stain as a type of opaque paint. If you really want to change the color without stripping, gel stain can do it.

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