Already Stained and Finished Wood
If the object you’re hoping to stain has been sealed with a topcoat, you won’t be able to restain it, but you can go over it with a coating or a colored stain blend.
There are a number of polyurethane stain blends available in a variety of wood tones.
How can I stain my kitchen cabinets without sanding?
How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding or Priming
- Remove Any Dirt and Grime. Using a scrubbing sponge, thoroughly wipe down each cabinet surface with a grease-cutting cleaner, making sure to remove all dirt and grime.
- Apply Liquid Deglosser.
- Label Doors + Remove Hardware.
- Clean Out the Inside.
- Paint the Back.
- Insert Thumbtacks.
- Paint the Molding.
- Paint the Front Side.
Is it better to stain or paint cabinets?
If you go with stain, keep in mind that it can only be used with natural wood cabinets. Painted cabinets are typically 15% more expensive than stained cabinets, so there is an upcharge for the clean, sleek look of paint.
How much does it cost to have cabinets refinished?
The average cost of a professional cabinet refinishing is between $1,800 and $2,200 nationwide, but most homeowners will pay around $2,000. When you hire a pro to refinish your bathroom or kitchen cabinets, that price includes labor, materials like stain and top coat and minor repairs.