Solid wood kitchen cabinets are a dream to paint you can read all about how i painted our solid oak cabinets without priming or sanding in this post. To make it look more shiny and nice you can paint the surface of the cabinet and kitchen set with polish.
How to paint oak cabinets and hide the grain.
Painting solid oak kitchen cabinets. Paintbrush i really like these for a smooth finish. We wanted to make sure we did it right the first time so i spent a lot of time preparing the old cabinets for painting. Dawn dish soap and rag.
Foam roller for smooth surfaces. Prime the surface of the cabinets with an oil based primer. Painting oak cabinets white step one.
We successfully completed this project and painted our oak cabinets white over five years ago to achieve a smooth finish. Originally published on february 16 2014. Also chances are your oak cabinets are solid wood and not a veneer like many painted cabinets.
Solid oak wood tops the kitchen set material compared to other types of wood. Decoart satin enamels paint in pure white. Today i m going to share my updated tutorial for how to paint oak cabinets and hide the grain.
Apply 1 coat and allow it to dry for 24 hours. Unfortunately engineered cupboards that aren t solid wood aren t as easy to paint. I have tackled a great deal of oak cabinet client projects so i thought i would share some tips and tricks for painting oak cabinets that i have learned along the way if you re looking to give yours a refresh.
If the hardware store professional told you that your oak surface has not been filled you will need to use an extra thick primer. When we moved into our 1989 house nothing dated it more than the oak cabinets in the kitchen and the bone tile countertops. For best results rent a paint sprayer from a hardware store to apply primer and paint to the doors and drawers.
Decoart stain blocker. Paint doesn t adhere to the finished surface as easily and will often peel off or chip. Wood tone cabinets also give a warmth to your kitchen you can t get if everything is white and another benefit easier to keep clean white cabinets show every little finger that touched them lol.
Last updated may 14 2020. To help you achieve the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams you may also want to consider soapstone countertops and a wood slat backsplash painted the same shade of red. This drool worthy shade called vine ripened tomato by magnolia home will add an inviting burst of color to walls that lend vibrant contrast to oak wood cabinets.
This is because wood is a non toxic and renewable resource. As part of our kitchen renovation we decided to paint our cabinets a pretty teal on the bottom white on the top. My most popular post by far has been how to paint your cabinets like a professional as a result i have gotten a lot of questions specifically about how to paint oak cabinets.
Materials for painting kitchen cabinets white. Solid oak is by far the most common material used to make kitchen cabinets and kitchen sets.