Java Gel Stain, to Transform Your Cabinets January 9, 2014
On a scale of 1 to 10, this project requires a skill level of about a two, with zero being the easiest!
There are 3 steps involved:
1. Remove hardware and clean cabinet doors and drawers, inside and out with TSP cleaner. Let dry for an hour.
2. Apply gel stain, in long strokes, with the grain. I used a foam brush. Some people paint it on and wipe it off, applying several coats. What’s the point in that? Not sure. If you don’t wipe off excess, let it dry over night.
3. If you want a darker finish, repeat #2.
4. Wait 48 hours and apply the High Performance Top Coat. I would apply 2 coats, over your most well used cabinet doors. This prevents scratches and fading.
Oops! I said that there were only 3 steps.
How else can you update your old cabinets, for less than one or two hundred dollars?