...wood that is!
I finally got in to the building supply here and got some great advice on staining the oak strip on the bottom of my melamine kitchen cabinets. The sales guy advised using a stripper to take the laquer and existing stain out, then starting fresh with my choice of stain colour. I've got a small bottle of a lovely chocolate brown stain to test out before taking the big plunge.
My question is ...how much of a mess am I going to be making? I don't have a garage or basement that I can get use, and it's a wee bit chilly out for doing it outdoors. My plan is to strip 1-2 cabinet doors/drawers at a time, doing the work on my kitchen island. Is this unrealistic? Are the fumes going to be too much?
Also, the toe kick area on my cabinets is oak as well - can stripping be done easily on vertical surfaces, or is it going to be runny nightmare?
Any advice from "experienced strippers" is appreciated!