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b2rtch

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664 days ago

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I have been quiet on line for the last 6 weeks or so because I have been remolding our kitchen.
As usual I took everything out (including the sheetrock and the floor) and rebuilt the kitchen basically from scratch but I reuse the cabinets which are 30 years old but in excellent shape, no reason to replace them.
I have stripped them to bare wood, they are made of ash-wood.
How do you recommend to refinish them?
My idea is to use an oil stain and then to spray two coats of satin polyurethane.
What do you think?
Thank you.
Bert

-- Bert


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CampD

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#1 posted 664 days ago

Thats what I do, rub-in the stain, 2 coats poly and yes I like “satin poly” for the finish

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#2 posted 664 days ago

Sounds workable. With both coats rubbed out and perhaps waxed, you should have a baby skin smooth finish to be proud of.
Be careful to thoroughly neutralize the stripper.
Dan

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Dan Krager

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#3 posted 664 days ago

”...because I have been remolding our kitchen.”

What kind of mold are you using now? :)

(I knew what you meant, just couldn’t resist!)
Dan

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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b2rtch

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#4 posted 664 days ago

How do you neutralize the stripper?
I use a water base citrus stripper which by the way works excellent, smells good and do not burn the skin.
I am rinsing with lot of water.

-- Bert

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Nicky

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#5 posted 664 days ago

The citrus stripper does not need to be neutralized.

Check to insure that it does not contain methylene chloride.

If you must, mineral spirits will help in the cleanup effort.

-- Nicky

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Clint Searl

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#6 posted 664 days ago

Good plan; straightforward and uncomplicated.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Grandpa

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#7 posted 664 days ago

The citrus stripper I used had a separate bottle of neutralizer. It should tell on the label. If not then wipe them down with mineral spirits and let them set for 24 hours before staining. Years ago I saw a fellow that didn’t let his sit for 24 hours and his finish bubbled up as I remember it. Whatever happened it wasn’t good. The instructor told him he did wipe it down and let it dry over night.

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OmegaRed

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#8 posted 664 days ago

“How do you neutralize the stripper?”

I’d give her a roll of quarters instead of the usual fist full of dollar bills :)

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