How to Update Cabinets Without Standing with Gel Stain

supplies needed

Gel stain

Foam brushes

220 grit sanding block

Tack cloth

Nitrile gloves

Wet wipes

Top coat


Remove all the knobs and take apart any removable parts of the cabinets.  Wipe down the cabinets to remove all the dirt and grime.

Step 2 – PREP

Give the surface a very light scuff with a sanding block.   Used a tack cloth to wipe away all the sanding dust from the surface.

Step 3 – apply gel stain

Use a foam brush to apply the gel stain in the direction of the wood grain.

Step 4 – seal

Be sure to allow at least 24 hours to dry. Apply a sealing finish using a foam brush.

Swipe up to give your old cabinets a quick and beautiful makeover