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Want to paint oak cabinets white-pictures included please help me

13 years ago

I am new to this forum and we just bought a house that had oak cabinets and black appliances. We just bought stainless appliances and I think that it really clashes with the oak and am looking to paint the cabinets white.

From the research I have done online I am thinking of spraying on BIN primer on the cabinet doors (doing this part outside) and then using Zinser Bullsye 123 on the actual cabinet frames and veneer sides. I was planning on painting with Cabinet Coat. I was reading that this would give the smoothest most durable finish.

The questions I have is does the BIN spray cover the oak grain? If not are there other products anyone had success with to cover the grainy look of oak?

The Cabinet Coat comes in plain white. I am wondering if this will look too stark on the cabinets and if antique white or something like that will give me a better outcome. I am also planning on doing a backsplash (you can see the one piece standing on top of the countertop and adding stainless pulls to the cabinets.

I am completely new to this DIY stuff and I am basically wondering if I am choosing the right products for oak and if it is even worth it to attempt this job. I am worried about grain showing thru and also about brush strokes. Please let me know if anyone has done this before and what products you would recommend for specifically oak cabinets. I would love to see before and after pictures too. Thank you so much for your help...I am feeling really clueless and it looks like this board has a wealth of information on it!

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