Preparing the Cabinet Doors Whitewashing the Cabinets Community Q&A In the past, the whitewash process for cabinets involved mixing ordinary white paint with a thinner to create a white stain, creating inconsistencies in the cabinets' color.
Today, whitewash wood stains are commercially available and easy to apply.
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.
However, when choosing a stain color, you must either match the existing color or go darker; you cannot lighten the wood with stain alone.
Certain wood types, like pine, are better suited to whitewashing techniques, but cabinets made of oak can also be whitewashed through a process called pickling.I opened the windows and doors and never, ever turned on the stove around those flammable fumes. Finally, since I used an oil-based paint I skipped the priming step. She is co-founder of On Fiction Writing, a website for writers.
This past month I consulted with homeowners with Builder Grade Oak Cabinets to select a wall color that would enhance the wood.
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