Painting Oak Cabinets: Will the Grain Show?

Painting Oak Cabinets: Will the Grain Show?

What to Know About Painting Oak Cabinets

Painting Over Your Oak Cabinets

A recent survey amongst kitchen remodels found that white cabinets account for 42% of renovations, while lighter woods like oak only came in at 7%.

The numbers don't lie: homeowners are over the look of oak cabinets. Whites, colors, and darker washes are now the preferred alternatives.

If you've outgrown the dated appearance of the oak cabinets in your kitchen, you're certainly not alone. However, not everyone has the budget or the willpower to take on a huge kitchen renovation project, especially if the cabinets are in good shape otherwise.

Here's the good news: you can have the cabinet color you want without having to replace your oak cabinets altogether. All you need is the right paint job to transform them into the perfect color to accent your modern kitchen.

When painting oak cabinets, or any wood for that matter, there is always the question of whether the wood's natural texture will show through. The answer is yes, but you might be surprised by how well it suits the new cabinet color. Plus, there are techniques for making it more subtle to achieve the look you're going for.