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What sheen do I need?
8 Oz. Sample
1 Gallon
1 Quart
5 Gallon
The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project.
Required product
The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project. Only available in store at Home Depot.
Required 3rd party product
The 9 in. x 1/4 in. Polyester Adhesive Roller Cover has a hard texture, making it ideal for applying all types of adhesives to smooth surfaces. It can be used for stippling and applying sand paints.
The following product(s) is recommended when stripping is needed.
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How to Sand Cabinets

There are a couple of different ways to sand, but for smaller jobs like a cabinet, it is better to use a block sander for more control. 

For Best Results:

Take your time sanding to achieve an even surface and remove any previous top coating. This will help the paint adhere to the surface, giving you a smooth finish. 

  1. Aerial shot of a sanding block

    Step 1

    Grab a sanding block.

  2. Person wiping a cabinet door with a damp towel

    Step 2

    Wipe down area with a damp towel.

  3. Person using a block sander to sand a cabinet door

    Step 3

    Using a block sander, sand in a back and forth motion, moving with the grain of the wood until you have covered the entire surface.

  4. Person wiping excess dust off of cabinet doors

    Step 4

    Wipe off excess dust.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Sandpaper (150-220 Grit)

  • Sanding Block

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