Painted Oak Cabinets Look Like Cherry

Sep 10th

Painted oak cabinets – To do painted oak cabinets look like cherry, let’s starting with remove the doors from the cabinets. Remove the hinges and other hardware from the doors using a screwdriver. Second, prepare the cabinets for the paint. These by sanding the finish with fine grain sandpaper – 150 grit should do it. Sand along the grain, in lines. Does this until you remove all the brightness from the cabinets? Third, paint the cabinets with a white primer. The primer may be oil or latex. But keep in mind that the type of primer you use will also determine what type of product you use later in the project.

Unfinished Painted Oak Cabinets
Unfinished Painted Oak Cabinets

Do not mix petroleum and latex products for painted oak cabinets look like cherry. Use one or the other. Latex primer will dry faster and will not produce aggressive fumes. And you can get a sharper finish with latex products afterwards. Paint with the grain. Wait until the primer has dried according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Fourth, paint the cabinets in the base color. In faux wood grain painting, the base color is always the lightest color of the wood. It is the color observed between the wood grain. In the case of a cherry cabinet, this will look like a red-orange color.

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Paint gives a fuller and richer coverage of the color, more solid than stain. Use a flat brush to apply the paint to the flat areas. And an angled brush strip to apply the paint to the inclined areas. Such as corners and molding around panels, painting with the grain. Wait until the ink has dried according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Paint until you cannot see the primer below. This can take several coats. Fifth, paint the wood grain in the painted oak cabinets using a darker paint such as deep reddish brown or a dark brown. This color will be the darker color you see in the wood sample. To achieve this grain wood effect, study the wood grain of your sample of stained cherry wood. And imitate what you see with the brush.

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For example, if the wood grain in your piece of wood sample is long and curved and smooth, your brush strokes should be the same. Use a fan brush to produce long rows of straight lines with a brush stroke. And soften the grain lines by very gently caressing the paint with a soft-bristled brush. Moving towards the grains after the paint has been applied. Copy the wood grain from the chunk of stained cherry wood as much as possible. Last, wait for the painted oak cabinets to dry completely before replacing the cabinet doors for the cabinets.