Whitewashed kitchen cabinets add light and rustic charm to the kitchen, and if you are old cabinets renewal finish or cover up new ones, is a fairly simple task to master. As with most of the painting or staining, preparation is paramount, so expect to put in a couple of days of work to complete the project. You can save a lot of money by choosing to do it yourself instead of hiring a professional painter, and the final product will look as good as if a professional had done the job.
DIY whitewashed kitchen cabinets, Remove all hardware from the cabinets with a screwdriver if necessary. Remove cabinet doors. Clean doors and cabinets inside and out with a strong degreaser to remove all waste kitchen grease and dirt. Let dry. Stand safety wear such as eye protection and gloves as required by the instructions of the stripper. Apply the stripper.
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Scratch the cabinets with plastic spatula to remove most of the previous finish. Scrub with a brush or fine steel wool to remove any trace of the old finish until you are left with a clean wood surface. Wipe and let dry. Sand all surfaces of the cabinet to prepare the wood to take the spot of lime. Wipe with a damp cloth to remove dust from sanding. Let dry whitewashed kitchen cabinets.