(See my gel stained oak banister makeover here) When we bought our house, the kitchen was partially upgraded: nice new travertine floors, not-my-first choice granite and an “eh” backsplash.
But the elephant in the room was the flaming orange, grainy, ugly – yet good condition, solid wood oak cabinets. I agonized for months over exactly what to do with the cabinets (Chalk Paint, Alkyd Paint, Re-staining, Gel Stain, Refacing, Waiting until my husband was out of the house then smashing them to pieces so we’d be forced to get new cabinets …
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Apply a generous amount of oil-based stain to the oak using a paintbrush.
Work in small sections in the direction of the grain, spreading the stain evenly over the wood, then work the stain into the pores with a clean cloth or rag, again moving with the grain.
I’ve divided it up into a few pages to make it a bit more digestible.
If you follow Practically Spoiled, you’ll see I’m on a mission of complete oak-elimination from my house.etc.) and finally landed on the no-sanding, prime and paint method.I know there are tons and tons and tons of tutorials on painting cabinets (I’ve read just about every one, twice…She is co-founder of On Fiction Writing, a website for writers.Stocking Up Prepping the Surface Priming and Painting Community Q&A Refinishing your kitchen cabinets is a good way to liven up your living space and increase the value of your home.Oak is an attractive wood with almost any stain color because it has a strong grain pattern and open pores that absorb stain well, and it does not turn blotchy.