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Painting Kitchen Cabinets

How can I remove the decorative raised beading on my kitchen cabinets prior to repainting them?

By Jeri O from Chicago, IL


Painting Kitchen Cabinets

My husband is a carpenter, I asked him your question. He said the beading is either nailed on, glued on or both. Place the edge of a putty knife next to the beading, then use a hammer to gently tap the handle end of the putty knife to try and lift the beading so you can determine whether it is nailed, glued or both. If it is nailed, you are in luck. Just continue using the putty knife and hammer to remove the beading. Fill the nail holes with wood putty.


If it is glued or both nailed and glued, it is very difficult to remove. He recommends you use a 50 or 80 grit sandpaper and belt sander. Only sand the beading, not the cabinet door, and only sand until the beading is gone. If the beading is nailed and glued, the sandpaper will also sand the nails down.

After the beading is removed, the doors should be sanded by hand or with a vibrating sander with a fine grit sandpaper. (05/11/2009)

By Anonymous


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