Prepare yourself with protective clothing, safety glasses and gloves. Brush the liquid solvent remover onto a small area of the wood.
Work the stripper into the color stain using steel wool. Choose a steel wool grade appropriate to the type of wood used in the cabinets, 00 on hardwoods and 000 on softwoods.
Wipe the liquid solvent from the wood with a rag before it is allowed to dry.
Continue to repeat the first three steps, working on small areas, until the color stain is completely removed from the cabinets.
Once the color stain is gone, wipe down the cabinets with denatured alcohol to remove all residue.
Things You Will Need
- Protective clothing
- Safety goggles
- Liquid solvent remover (alcohol/lacquer thinner or refinishing solution)
- Steel wool, grade 00 on hardwoods and 000 on softwoods
- Denatured alcohol
- If you choose to remove the color stain using a commercial paint or varnish remover, follow the instructions on the side of the container.