How to Refinish Old Cabinet Hardware

When it comes time to improve your kitchen, you may be considering either a complete overhaul or brand new appliances. In order to make your kitchen look better, you could simply redo your old cabinetry instead. It would enhance the overall look of the room and wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Refinishing your old kitchen cabinets needn’t be a difficult job. All you really need to do is make the hardware look like new. Following are a few tips on how to refinish old cabinet hardware.

Determine What You’re Going to Do

Before beginning your restoration project, you need to determine exactly what you’re going to do. Are you going to refinish by repainting or are you going to redo the surface to make them look like antiques? Are you going to buy new screws or refurbish the ones that are already holding the cabinets up and used to hold the doors on? Take a close look at the old hardware, and then decide whether or not it’s worth saving. If it is, then you’ll need to decide how to proceed with the refinishing.

Gather Your Material

Once you decide how you’re going to go about refinishing the hardware, you’ll have to gather the material you’ll need for the project. Instead of having to stop the project (Read More.....)