Vanis Kitchen – Before you refinish your kitchen cabinets and make them look new again, you must complete the necessary steps to remove the varnish. Leaving in old varnish can keep the new varnish from following properly, shorten the finished age. It was well worth the time and effort to remove the first varnish.
1. Remove the door and drawer
Unscrew the hinges for all the closet doors and pulled the drawer. Come with the systems and labels behind each of the doors and drawers where they belong. For example, if your first door takes off from one of the basic cabinets write “B1” on it. Then you will label the next “B2.”
2. Remove and Wash Hardware
Use your screwdriver to release drawer draws and cabinet hardware. Be careful not to scratch them on purpose. Wash all the pieces with soapy water and warm and dry them thoroughly. Then put them into a labeled bag.
3. Prepare doors and drawers
Put a plastic sheet over the surface of your work and place the door and drawer above it. If possible, you should continue this project outdoors. At least make sure the area you work in has good ventilation. Smoke from chemicals used to remove toxic varnish.
Use a soap and water bucket, wash the front door and drawer. Then dry completely. Sometimes soap and water are not enough, so consider using trisodium phosphate (TSP) to make sure all the dirt and debris is gone. All you have to do is remove the TSP into the front of the cabinet and allow them to dry.
4. Varnish Remover
For this next wearing protective goggles and gloves and wearing a long sleeve t-shirt. Once you are protected, spread over a generous amount of lacquer remover on the door and face drawer. Leave the remover for 35 minutes.
Take your brush stripping the soil and scrape the small part. If the varnish does not come off easily, reapply the remover part and check it back in a different place in 5 minutes.
6. remove varnish
If the test is successful, Continue to remove the lacquer remover with the stripping brush. Wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth and allow time to dry. Repeat steps 4 to 6 as many times as necessary to remove varnish from all parts of the cabinet.
Use medium grit sandpaper for a smooth rough edges and remove any remaining varnish. Then sand the pieces with fine sandpaper to create a new surface of varnish or paint will stick to better.
Vacuum up the dust from the sanding process with the brush attachment, then wipe the cabinet with a dry cloth to get rid of the residual debris. Now you are ready to refinish your closet.