This flow chart is what I would consider to be the result of a great failure. After attempting to make another how to video about refinishing cabinetry by hand, I watched the finished product and decided that I hated what I had created. The reason I hated the video was because depending on a multitude of differing situations (i.e. starting a project with an existing finish vs cabinets with no previous finish) the information simply wasn’t accurate with regards to process. Additionally some of the steps I showed in the video were inappropriate for some situations.
It then occurred to me that everything I hated about my new creation could be cured with a simple flow chart. So with that said, if you are thinking of refinishing a set of cabinets and don’t know where to start, all you have to do is follow this chart from start to finish, and it will guide you though the basic process. It’s simple, straight to the point, and guarantees a correct process. You’re welcome!