What if I told you that you didn't have to live with Oak cabinets AND you didn't have to replace them for that to happen? We recently worked with a client who was doing quite a bit of remodeling in her home. She made some great updates in her kitchen like replacing her island with one that is much more functional. She got new countertops, new lighting, and new appliances. She wanted to keep her oak cabinets but felt strongly that she did NOT want to see the oak grain after they were painted. She didn't want her old oak cabinets to date her new kitchen.
MASKING THE OAK GRAIN
We were up for the task. We network with cabinet painting professionals and manufacturers across the country and have access to the latest products and techniques. We basically have a direct line to product testing going on for specific finishes and techniques from coast to coast. Based on that product testing and finish research we were able to put together a finishing plan for our client's cabinets that would hide the grain. Here's how we did it:
- we thoroughly cleaned the cabinets
- we lightly sanded all surfaces
- we painted a coat of primer
- we applied a wood filler mixture that covered and masked the wood grain
- we lightly sanded
- another coat of primer,
- two coats of paint
- glazed the doors, drawers and frames
- lastly we applied a top coat
The results of this makeover caught the eye of a local writer and it was recently featured on the Style Homepage. (Click the link for the feature.)
We had the perfect storm for this makeover. The homeowners were awesome, they had a fabulous contractor who worked with the homeowners on the big stuff and then we came in to paint and unify the cabinetry. One of my favorite things they did was to make two additional glass doors. This adds symmetry and balance to that bank of cabinets.
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