We want to darken our honey oak colored cupboards to a darker brown.
They are lightly stained with some kind of clear coat on top.
There are also a lot of them, and sanding to bare wood is not worth
the labour since they have lots of contours.
I am interested in finding a method where I can clean all the doors
with acetone or some similar spirit, lightly sand and spray a semi
transparent pigment on top, followed by several coats of satin clear
The idea is to preserve the grain through the new finish.
Is this realistic or am I crazy?
I have heard of tinted clear polyurathanes but am not used them. I
have sprayed plenty of polyurathanes but never tinted clears.
I find this idea attractive because I can also brush it on if I have
to for the sections of cabinetry that cannot be taken outside.
As with any semi transparent spray, getting even coverage would be
challenging and I have the backs of all the doors to practice on..
Any advice here would be encouraging.
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