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Old 03-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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I have a customer with pickle stain everywhere - crown moulding, fireplace mantel, built-in bookcases, baseboards, cabinets... everywhere! The kitchen cabinets need to be refinished, but I am not finding any info on whether it is possible to refinish that pickle stain. I've talked to two of my crew leaders and my faux finisher... none of them want to take on this project. I discussed painting the cabinets, but the customer doesn't want a different look that painting would give.

Can these cabinets be refinished? How would we go about it? I hate to tell a good customer "sorry".

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Old 03-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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I have a customer with pickle stain everywhere - crown moulding, fireplace mantel, built-in bookcases, baseboards, cabinets... everywhere! The kitchen cabinets need to be refinished, but I am not finding any info on whether it is possible to refinish that pickle stain. I've talked to two of my crew leaders and my faux finisher... none of them want to take on this project. I discussed painting the cabinets, but the customer doesn't want a different look that painting would give.

Can these cabinets be refinished? How would we go about it? I hate to tell a good customer "sorry".
The problem you have is that the lacquer has probably yellowed, making matching difficult. I'm assuming they need to be repaired, otherwise top coat. Anything sealed with a topcoat makes for trouble repairing. You can tone, pigment lacquer or paint. You can faux damaged areas and reseal. Anything is possible, but is it worth the headache if you are not qualified? Only you can answer that.

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Sounds Hard , even harder to meet her expectations I bet. Good luck
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Are her cucumbers Pickled?
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Fly me out there, I can re-pickle them, no problem.
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That's a style from 1990 IMO so I would try and get them to refinish in something from this decade. It may just be easier for everyone involved.
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I hate pickles.
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You could uninstall..send them to a dunk tank. There are guys out there that are set up with big vats, basically all they do is submerge whatever needs to be stripped into thier solution. strips it down to bare wood. start from scratch, reinstall..but i seriously doubt they would want to pay all that for pickled cabinets.
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You could uninstall..send them to a dunk tank. There are guys out there that are set up with big vats, basically all they do is submerge whatever needs to be stripped into thier solution. strips it down to bare wood. start from scratch, reinstall..but i seriously doubt they would want to pay all that for pickled cabinets.
Someone might pay.

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