Painting Over Oak Cabinets – Changing the look of your kitchen might not be as complicated as you think. A full kitchen renovation may not be necessary if your apply the right coat of paint to your kitchen cabinets. A fresh coat of paint on old oak cabinets might be just what your kitchen needs to bring it back to life.
Since Oak wood is an open-grain type of wood, the grain has a tendency to show through a coat of paint. This problem cannot be solved with an extra few coats. However, you can get positive outcomes as long as you take the right steps for refinishing oak cabinets to cover the visible grain.
Step 2: Sand the Oak Wood Cabinets
Sand the surface of the primed oak cabinets with sand paper.
When finished sanding, wipe it down using a soft damp cloth. Allow it to dry then dust it down with a dry cloth.
Spread a coat of clear- or neutral-tone grain filler. This evens out the fluctuations in depth of the oak grain. Let it dry. Sand it, then apply primer.
Step 3: Prime
Step 4: Paint
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