Cheap Way to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets


Kitchen cabinets can suffer a great deal of daily wear and tear. Regular exposure to heat, moisture and grease can dull their appearance. Sanding and finishing kitchen cabinets will restore their appearance but is a messy and expensive process. By thoroughly cleaning your kitchen cabinets and polishing the cabinet hardware, you can refinish your kitchen cabinets for less money and time.

Things You'll Need

  • Trisodium phosphate
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Dish soap
  • Cloth
  • Polish
  • Screwdriver
  • Remove the doors and hardware from the kitchen cabinets with a screwdriver, including hinges, knobs and handles.

  • Scrub the cabinets clean with a clean cloth and trisodium phosphate. Use the proper amount of cleaning solution per the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Rinse the surface of the cabinets clean. Rinse them until the water runs off the cabinets clear. Allow the cabinets to completely dry.

  • Soak the removed kitchen cabinet hardware in a mixture of water and dish soap for approximately 30 minutes.

  • Scrub the kitchen cabinet hardware with a soft-bristled brush to remove any grime. Rinse the cabinet hardware and let dry. Apply a polish and work the polish into the surface of the hardware with a clean cloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Label the cabinet hardware and doors when you remove them to identify them when you put them back together
  • Wear gloves when working with cleaners like trisodium phosphate

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