Can You Paint Oak Cabinets in Chicago

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Monday, March 17, 2014

Have you been wondering if you can paint over your oak cabinents? 

The answer is yes!

Are you sick of your boring oak cabinets and looking to make a change to your décor? The solution is to paint over the oak to create a completely different look.

The biggest worry about painting over oak cabinetry is that the grain will be visible.  If you can see the wood grains, then your cabinets won’t have the finished smooth look you hope to achieve.

The keys to success are:

  • Cleaning of Existing Woodwork
  • Prep, Prep, Prep
  • A Quality Undercoat (i.e. Primer)
  • Solid Finish Color
  • Glaze
  • Clear / Top Coat

The experts at Final Touch Decorating  know how to paint over oak without the grain showing as much. The most important part is prep work and making the surface the right consistency so that the paint will adhere correctly. This requires sanding and using the right primer.

Acrylic primer is a great choice since is a low VOC product. This means that there will be little to no smell in your home.

Another important step is picking paint that will cover the surface and perform well over time. If the cabinets are in the kitchen, you want to make sure the paint will stand up to grease and heat.

Contact the Final Touch Decorating experts today for an estimate on painting your oak cabinets in your Chicago area home.

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