Home improvement projects rarely come cheap, which is what makes the process so difficult, but the end result more rewarding. When it comes to updating your kitchen cabinets, the last thing that you want is to hear that you’re going to have to chalk up a couple thousand dollars, and we completely get that.

So rather than run out, hire a contractor and get entirely new cabinets, you decide to reface your cabinets. It can’t be that hard right? You don’t have to buy entire new cabinets and rather than pay hundreds of dollars for labor, you can just do it on your own.

While it seems that’s how it would go, we’ll be the bearer of bad news and let you know it’s far from the truth. Refacing your kitchen cabinets comes to far more than just picking out a wood stain and new hardware. By the time that you take down all of your cabinet doors, you’ll start to question why you thought this would be a good idea in the first place, and it’s only uphill from there.

Refacing your kitchen cabinets requires quite a few coats of stain, but even then we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Once you’ve taken down the doors of your cabinets, you’ll have to sand the doors to not only get rid of the old stain or paint coating, but also to create a grip for the stain.

After roughly two or three coats of primer and then a few of being stained, let the cabinet doors dry. If the doors don’t sit right, the stain will drip and remain on the doors unless sanded again, calling for a complete re-start of the process.

The amount of time that this project creates, and the amount of supplies needed to do it well, is much more than the investment in new cabinets. The good news is that your last option isn’t having to work through a contractor. You can order your replacement cabinets at KitchensPal at wholesale price! Check out our wholesale kitchen cabinets and find an affordable way to update your kitchen cabinets.

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