Question: Can You Paint Unfinished Oak Cabinets??

Use oil-based primer.

With the oil-based formula, the hardwood is less likely to discolor painted white cabinets over time (wood is known to “bleed through” and give the paint a tinge of yellow, especially if it’s knotty wood).

The oil-based formula also creates a very well-adhered surface to paint.

Do you need to Prime unfinished cabinets before painting?

A complete paint job usually requires a coat of primer and two coats of the finish paint. If priming unfinished kitchen cabinets with a latex primer, sand the dried primer lightly with 220-grit sandpaper.

How can I paint my oak cabinets without sanding?

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding or Priming

  • Remove Any Dirt and Grime. Using a scrubbing sponge, thoroughly wipe down each cabinet surface with a grease-cutting cleaner, making sure to remove all dirt and grime.
  • Apply Liquid Deglosser.
  • Label Doors + Remove Hardware.
  • Clean Out the Inside.
  • Paint the Back.
  • Insert Thumbtacks.
  • Paint the Molding.
  • Paint the Front Side.

How do you finish unfinished wood cabinets?

  1. lightly sand the wood. Sand the Wood. When you buy your unfinished cabinets, you will most likely buy either birch, or oak.
  2. remove any dust and apply a coat of conditioner. Apply the Wood Conditioner.
  3. applying the stain. Apply the Stain.
  4. Apply the Finish. Remember, stain is for the color of the cabinets.