|Forum topic by boston_guy||posted 255 days ago||864 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
255 days ago
I’m still at my kitchen cabinet refacing project.
To recap, I’m refacing 6 oak cabinets which I bought used.
I have already sanded the cabinet fronts which are real wood.
I bought red oak veneer which I attached to the cabinet sides with Weldwood contact cement, as I was advised by someone. It worked out really well.
I bought General Finishes Candlelight Gel Stain which you apply with a cloth.
I have stained 4 cabinets and they look great.
However, the 5th cabinet has been a major struggle. I just can’t seem to get the stain to go on evenly. There are spots that just insist on remaining light. I have stripped the stain like 4 times and started over again, only to get the same result. Someone told me that such spots are caused be left-over contact cement or even sweat drops (I sweat quite a bit). As a result, I was advised to get lacquer thinner because it’s a solvent for contact cement. I bought it today and cleaned the veneer with it. I got some improvement. But as you can see from the photo above, I still have a problem. Or do I? You tell me.
If you feel that I have a problem with how the stain looks, what can I do to correct it? I really want to get done with this project. Any feedback will be highly appreciated!