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njoy

04:09AM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 10/05/03
7 lifetime posts
Hi, I have 14 year old builder grade oak kitchen cabinets. They look so...BLAH. I wanted to spruce them up a bit. Can I use the one step wood stain...is it just a matter of applying a few coats right onto the cabinets? I'm not looking to change the cabinet color altogether...perhaps just make it a shade darker. Minwax makes a product called 'Minwax Polyshades' that claims you could apply it right over your existing finish without stripping first. Has anyone used this before...if so, how'd it go?

Thanks!

Joy


homebild

06:21PM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Polyshades is a gimmick product that has real practical application anywhere.

It is a mixture of stain and polyurethane than usually leaves a streaked and blotchy finish under all circumstances.

Only the most uninitiated DIYers get sucked into this product...and something like this should never be applied directly over an old finish.

jmho

retisin

04:36PM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Ive never tried it,only thing I can add is buy a quart and try it on some other old stained wood 1st that you don't need or care about.To see for yourself.

ohiogang4

12:01PM | 04/01/04
Member Since: 03/27/04
7 lifetime posts
i too would like to know how or what i can do to spruce up my ole oak cabnets.

if anyone knows please pass it along.

thanks

BV000349

05:33PM | 02/09/13
I have used Polyshades on my entry steps. It has been down for over 1 year and everyone that sees them thinks they look great.
My son did all the prep work. I am going to use it on my kitchen cabinets this year. (hoping for the time) I 1st suggest cleaning with TSP mixture then lightly sand. Follow the directions on the MinWax Polyshades and use a foam brush. It will not leave lines. On my steps I used 3 coats of Polyshades and 3 coats of urethane. I won't get that crazy on my cabinets but I don't walk on them. Maybe 1 coat of Polyshades (depending on the depth of color,I will try on the inside of the door 1st) and 2or 3 coats of urethane.


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