Dipping (usually known as dip and strip) is the process when you want to remove paint, varnish or rust. It works by dipping or placing the wood or metal in a large vat of solvent. You may have struggled to ward the closet for hours. However, it does not guarantee with maximal results. Dipping kitchen cabinet doors is the number one solution for stripping cabinet doors, architectural woods, exterior doors, and many others. Dipping is the first step when you will refinish your kitchen cabinets.
First, let off the doors and drawers from cabinets using a drill. Put them along the sawhorses and spread a drop cloth under it. Take on the rubber gloves and your breathing protection. Dip a paintbrush into an open can of chemical stripper. Sweep the stripper on the door two at a time. Let it for at least 15 minutes and place a tip of a paint scrapper on the center of the door.
Trim the gelled finish from the door from the inside to the outward of both directions. Put the drawers horizontally and repeat the previous steps to strip the finish of the drawers. After that, scrape off the gelled finish out of dips, profile lines, or corners using pop sticks. Let all the surface of the cabinets to dry at least for 1 hour and sand it by using hand block with 100-frit sandpaper.
Wear the rubber gloves and breathing protection and spread the drop cloth surrounding the cabinets. Apply 4″ strip of masking tape around cabinets. Dip a paintbrush into an open can of chemical stripper. Brush it on the cabinet frames two at a time. Leave it for 15 minutes or more for stripper to gel the finish. Trim the gelled finish off the cabinets using paint scraper from top to down. Do all the cabinets as the same way. Scrape off the tight corners using sharp sticks. Leave the cabinets to dry for 1 hour or more, sand it lightly using 100-grit sandpaper.