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theresew

12:56PM | 03/03/07
Member Since: 03/02/07
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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
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