We went from lavender to pale yellow and i used dixie.
Gel stain over painted cabinets.
Find out which is better for the grade or type of wood like oak cedar and mahogany.
Gel stain comes in many colors and the thicker the stains the better.
While gel stain does go on thick and sit on the surface of the wood i found that you can still see and feel the natural wood grain beneath unlike paint.
Gel stain is also used for faux finishing and glazing.
Sanding down to raw wood would be the very best practice but the following is the most common prep it only takes a few minutes first.
Gel stain will not require you to sand the product to a raw wood finish.
It was time to freshen up my lavender guest restroom and part of that included painting the cabinets.
So your painted kitchen cabinets are looking old and faded and the color just doesn t complement the room s decor.
With the oak cabinets the grain was very evident post staining.
Like paint gel stain coats the surface instead of penetrating it.
How to stain cabinets that have been painted.
Instead of paying thousands of.
It can be applied over only lightly sanded pieces.
Clean your project with a scotch brite pad and a 50 50 mix of denatured alcohol and water.
I followed youtuber pete b n his exact directions n used same brush to paint on the gel stain n let me tell you it came out perfect n i never did this before.
I painted the uppers sw pure white and the lower cabinets i gel stained fairly dark to better relate to our new ginger coloured wood flooring.
I also had old oak cabinets with a veneer side.
It s primarily used on wood although it can be used on other surfaces including fiberglass and metal.
You can apply gel stain to mdf stained surfaces and most painted surfaces including milk paint chalk paint and latex paint.
Gel stain is formulated more like paint than traditional stain.
Stained cabinets guide compares paint and stain for kitchen and bathroom cabinets including pros cons costs and types like gel stain or white paint.
You can paint over gel stain as long as the surface is.
For example it s difficult to get out once it s on and the gel color may look lighter than you intended.
I was aiming for the lower cabinets to be a couple shades darker than the flooring.