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Staining Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen cabinet may have become the blemish in your house. Just by staining kitchen cabinets you can change their looks and make them lovable.

Staining Kitchen Cabinets

The age old theory of stains being available in shades of wood is totally out of the context today. You can get custom colours by adding colour pigments to the lighter shades of stains.

Remember painting kitchen cabinets can add a protective layer to the wood but staining does not protect wood. So choose whatever colour you want to as the light shades protects the same as darker shades. The choice should be purely made on the basis of aesthetics.

Natural stain has no colour dye within it making it the lightest colouring stain available. This just enhances the natural grains of the wood and is normally used on incomplete kitchen cabinets. Remember light coloured stains reflect the light and thus create an enlarging effect. Light coloured stains works best with open grained wood.

The medium stains which are neither dark nor too light can be used while painting old kitchen cabinets. You have unlimited choices of colours here like colonial maple and light cherry.

If you want warm colours choose shades of red, red combined with orange, orange or even yellow combined with orange. The warmth they emanate can brighten the kitchen atmosphere.

Choose cool colour shades from green, red mixed with violet or even you can try blue mixed with green. Darker shades of stain give closing effects and should not be considered for small kitchens.

Combined with correct shades used on countertops, flooring and walls of your kitchen you can use dark stained cabinets to give fantastic looks. Use mahogany or black cherry with steel coloured hardware and light shades in the surrounding to create a dazzling effect.

Painting wood kitchen cabinets normally cover up the natural grains of the wood. Staining kitchen cabinets on the other hand can preserve and enhance the grains of the wood. Use colour tinted stains to colour the kitchen cabinet as well as retain the flavour of natural wood.

A great option for you could be to stain your kitchen cabinets with different colours to create a superb amalgamation. Using combinations of colours for staining can give you irresistible combinations.

While repainting kitchen cabinets with stains always consider the colour of the existing wood and the grains. Remembers colours appear differently depending on light on which they are seen. So evaluate colours in the light source that they will be in or in sunlight.

Also remember colours change appearance as they dry. Before making choices remember to apply the sample stains on to the surface and allow it to dry.

The process of staining kitchen cabinets starts with dismantling your existing kitchen cabinet. Degrease the surface and clean them well. Sand the surfaces next to make them smooth.

Use good quality sand paper. Start applying the stain using a rag dipped in the stain either against the stain or with the stain. Always remove the extra stain from the wood. Let the surfaces dry and then join them to enjoy your creation.

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