How to Refresh Kitchen Cabinets

Renew old kitchen cabinets in a weekend!

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Clamps
  • Cordless drill
  • Router
  • Router table
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood chisel

You'll also need a center punch.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Mineral spirits
  • 0000 steel wool
  • Oxalic acid
  • Shellac (wax-free)
  • Acrylic urethane
  • Paint for grooves
  • Tack cloth
  • Wipe-in wood filler (oil- or water-based)
  • Extra-fine sandpaper