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Heatherr
Removing cabinet doors off Youngstown metal cabinets.
Heatherr

We are wanting to remove the cabinet doors to sand and repaint in the kitchen. We cannot figure out how to remove the hinges on these doors..at least part of them so we can get the doors off. I have searched on line to see if I can find anything about this type of hinge but cannot find anything. Is there a way to post a picture of the hinge?

A. Spruce
Re: Removing cabinet doors off Youngstown metal cabinets.
A. Spruce

Most hinges are pretty basic, held in by screws in some manner. In cheaper cabinets, like those from Ikea or other "knock down" style cabinets that are DIY assembled, they may be anchor inserts, where the "screw" only needs a quarter turn to engage/disengage whatever it is attached to.

To post pictures, you have to use a photo-host, then link the pictures here.

Sorry, just noticed that you mentioned "metal cabinets" in your title, but not the post itself, hence my original answer. All metal cabinets that I've seen have had welded hinges, meaning they are not removable. As long as the hinge is not a piano hinge, you may be able to remove the hinge pin, but not likely. You will most likely have to refinish the doors in place.

Nitya
Re: Removing cabinet doors off Youngstown metal cabinets.
Nitya

Hey Heather - we have Youngstown cabinets and I have been painting them too. If yours are like ours, you just undo the screw on the bottom edge of the door and pivot the door sideways and it will slip off the bottom hinge and then you can release it from the top hinge. We actually mostly didn't remove the doors to paint them, just the handles. We took the cabinets down from the wall and cleaned each one with an ammonia solution. Use gloves, and work outside is best as the fumes are not the best. Ammonia is a cheap and very efficient greasecutter and cleaner - I used a one cup to about 12 cups of water and for stubborn stuff would use it straight. then do a rinse wipedown with clean water to get off any dirt/ammonia film. Sand any rough stuff, rust etc. For rust, sand smooth first and then there is a product called ospho which reacts with the rust to create iron phosphate and a solid non-reactive surface to paint over. Then prime everything with a metal primer before painting. good luck, Nitya

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