i was thinking about stripping my kitchen cupboards down and staining them. the house i live in is about 25-30 years old and the cabinets hava many layers of paint on them. i would like to know what the easiest and most reasonable way is to do this process, if there is any. thanks for any information posted
Try using BIX PAINT AND STAIN REMOVER. I've used it many times on wood veneered surfaces, as well as, hardwood. You apply a heavy a coat as possible and let it stand for at least 5 minutes. Then using a plastic spatula that you can usually find on the same isle as the removers, the paint can be scraped right off. It's a pretty good product. For any tough areas, you can use a scrub brush or tooth brush, dipped in the remover to get the paint out of any seems or scratched areas, assuming your cabinets are veneered. Try to avoid using a brush on hardwood surfaces if you don't want to have to sand. Depending on the wood, they can scuff it up pretty good.