A Kitchen Remodel with Refinished Golden Oak Cabinets – Week 2

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Last updated on January 14, 2021

Perry Holloway is walking us through the process of refinishing golden oak cabinets in this recent remodel, designed by Kelsey Kimble. This is the second post on the project and in case you missed it here is Week 1. This week he’ll be sharing how you strip the original stain. The team agreed the wood quality wasn’t what it should be after starting to strip the old drawers and doors.  The homeowners ended up deciding to purchase new doors and drawer fronts but we wanted to show this very important step if you do refinish your existing doors and drawer fronts.

Stripping the Golden Oak Stain

The Paint Services Team took off all the drawers and doors as well as the hardware. They took them to the Schloegel shop where the team started to strip the finish and take them all the way through the process of refinishing them here at the shop.

The first phase is stripping the finish. The pieces come in fully stained and sealed. In order to remove that stain, we chemically strip the drawers and doors. They are sanded after the old stain is removed. Finally, the pieces are stained the new color and clear coated to keep them protected.

The paint team also chemically stripped and sanded the cabinet boxes in the kitchen while Nic Juncos of the Handyman Services Team continued the other kitchen updates.

Next week we’ll take a look at the staining process as we refinish these golden oak cabinets.

Check out our Kitchen Remodeling process

Thinking about updating your golden oak cabinets? Give us a call to speak to a Schloegel expert.