Bathroom Cabinets


Hi. I was wondering if it is possible to stain my pine bathroom cabinets cherry. I would like to have a new look without tearing apart the bathroom and save some money in the process. Is it possible? I would like it to turn out natural looking. If not, is there another stain darker than pine that I can use to give my bathroom a richer feel?
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On Aug 14, 7:54 am, howardjohnson.t_at_gmail_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (davidlee) wrote:

Stain over varnish doesn't work. Consider learning how to apply one of the faux finishes available at Lowe's and others that will give you the look you want.
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davidlee had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-Bathroom-Cabinets-389154-.htm :
Joe wrote:

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What if I were to strip the cabinets first? Thanks!
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"davidlee" wrote

Yes, as long as you fully sand them down first then stain. After staining, apply a good top coat in several thin layers of a glossy finish that handles getting wet if you like. You may not get a true rich full cherry, but you can get a nice look. A hand electric sander will handle this pretty fast.
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On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:54:56 +0000, howardjohnson.t_at_gmail_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (davidlee) wrote:

Pine will give you a blotchy results and it doesn't matter if you use a conditioner and/or gel. If you want to try anyway, use a scrap piece of pine. You can always use paint. If you want cherry cabinets, get cherry cabinets.
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