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How to Perk Up Your Dark Stained Kitchen Cabinets

Many kitchens have cabinets that were stained with very dark stains years ago. Unless your kitchen has a great amount of natural light, you may feel smothered in your kitchen – especially if the space is small.

To brighten up your kitchen and give it a fresh, new look, get rid of the dark stain, add some cool new hardware and voila – your kitchen looks bright and pleasant.

You may have thought of white washing your kitchen cabinets. A word of advice for very dark stained cabinets  – choose another route. It is a difficult task to remove all of the stain or varnish from previous applications, and your white wash will probably include blotches and spots that will show through.

A better option is to paint or reface your cabinets. If you choose to paint, the primary thing you must do for a successful transformation that will last is to sand, sand, and sand. Get the top layer off where you see a dull finish and sand it smooth. Then you can choose your new paint color and end up with a brighter, happier kitchen.

DirectBuy carries a wide range of kitchen cabinets in many styles, sizes, finishes and various materials – all at great prices up to 50% off retail. If you’re going to remodel your kitchen, see what DirectBuy has to offer.

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