12:56PM | 03/03/07
Member Since: 03/02/07
1 lifetime posts
Our home is only 5 years old, and the oak cabinets are turning yellow and dull. The cabinets that have yellowed the most are the cabinets that get direct sunlight. I suspect that the poly used on the cabinets was below average, and did not contain an UV protectant. I would like some advice how get the cabinets back to their original color and how to keep them from future discoloration/yellowing. I have read that cabinet bleaching is an option. Is this a good or bad idea? It is my understanding, that in order to bleach the cabinets, the poly must be sanded off first and then a bleaching product from a home center applied. Once the cabinets are bleached you can then apply a poly. This seems like a lot of work. Is the bleaching process even necessary? Or can we forgo the sanding portion and just bleach the cabinets and apply a new poly layer? Are there any other easier options that we should consider? Thanks


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

Write a message on your pumpkin but avoid the trouble of etching or carving. Go for chalkboard paint instead! Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon