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    LESLIE: Randy in Illinois is on the line with a kitchen-cabinet question. How can we help you today?

    RANDY: Yeah, I recently purchased a home and it had some all-wood cabinets in the kitchen. And they’re half bisque-colored and they’re half of a whiter color, depending on which part of the cabinet you look at. And I’m trying to figure out how – a way to get them back to either all one color or the lighter version.

    TOM: What’s the material that your cabinets are made out of?

    RANDY: I believe it’s oak but it could be pine.

    TOM: Well, assuming that the oak is finished, one of the issues that you’re going to have is that you can’t really stain it and change the color. So you’d have to either paint it or you’d have to sand it down. Since most of those cabinets are covered with veneer, it makes it also difficult for you to be able to sand enough of that finish off to have it accept stain.

    So, your resulting options would be to reface the cabinets, which is adding new veneer to it, or to paint the cabinets to get that consistent look.

    RANDY: OK. OK. That sounds good. I’ll do that. Thank you very much.

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