Kitchen Paint Colors With Oak Cabinets present an extra challenge for painting, but because of the open wood grain. Without proper preparation, the grain will shine through the color, even after several coats. To get a smooth, even surface, preparations are important. Wood fiber putty and a layer of primer gives the surface needed to get a professional look.
Remove hardware from doors and drawers. Most Kitchen Paint Colors and handles are fastened from the inside with one or two screws. Use a screwdriver to turn the screw to the left to remove hardware. Thoroughly clean the cabinets with a cleaning agent to remove both grease and dirt. Rinse with a clean cloth and water and dry. Sand the cabinets lightly with fine sandpaper after they are dry. Sand just enough to remove any high gloss finish and give primer and paint a coarser surface as it can adhere. Wipe cabinets with a wet cloth; remove dust and debris from grinding. Then wipe them down with a dry cloth.
Tape of any areas where you do not want to Kitchen Paint Colors and along the edge of other surfaces beside the cabinets such as walls, countertops, ceilings and floors. If you only paint the outside of the cabinet doors, tape along the inner edge of the doors so that the edges can be painted without getting color on the inside. Apply the wood fibers filler according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Most filler can be applied by brushing with a brush. Allow the wood fibers to dry completely, usually six to eight hours. Apply a thin layer of water-based primer to the cabinets. Brush stripes are likely to show at this point, but will be covered later with the color.