kitchen doors white gloss

kitchen doors white gloss

this video will demonstrate how to apply minwaxpolyurethane to the replacement kitchen cabinet door which we stained in the prior video. stained cabinet doors are porous and willabsorb polyurethane. we’ll apply a thin, very light first coat of minwax polyurethane.this light coat will soak into the door and also dry significantly faster than a heaviercoat. this first light coat should be applied witha fine natural-bristle brush. the natural-bristle brush will produce a finer finish than thefoam brush, but at a higher cost. many professional finishers use diluted polyurethanefor the first coat, but simply taking care to apply a light coat of un-diluted poly willwork well too.


brushing should be in the direction of thereplacement cabinet door’s grain using gentle, overlapping brush strokes. the desired amount of poly on each coat willbecome evident in a short time. too little poly will produce dry spots, which can beseen by looking at the finish from differing angles, to change the light reflection. a coat of poly that is too heavy will produceruns. the sweet spot is right between the two extremes. after each coat of polyurethane has dried,very lightly sand the surface of the cabinet door (in the direction of the wood grain)with sandpaper of 220 to 400 grit. you are


only removing tiny bubbles or bumps, so bevery careful and very lightly pass the sandpaper over the surface once or twice. you don’twant to sand through your newly applied poly. after sanding remove any dust or sanding residuewith a clean cloth. now you are ready for your second coat. thiswill be applied in the same manner as the prior coat except a little thicker. polyurethaneis somewhat self-leveling, so cabinet doors finished while lying flat will have an advantageof this self-leveling flow. if you intend to apply a third coat then completethe light sanding and wiping process again. if this will be your last coat, then allowthe poly to set for about 48 hours and hang your new replacement cabinet doors.