Can Oak Cabinets be Painted?

So you have oak cabinets, eh?

If you have a home that was built in the last 20 years you most likely have traditional wood cabinets. You have painted everything else in your home. You may have even replaced your countertops in your kitchen, but you still have traditional wood stained cabinets. Am I right so far?

You may be asking, “Should I replace these cabinets or paint them?” I am sure that if you are asking this question then you have seen images on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest on painted cabinets. Odds are you have someone you know that has already painted their kitchen cabinets. Now you would like to know:

Do I have to look at these oak cabinets any more?

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Oak cabinets in most homes.

I am here to tell you that you do not. Kitchen remodels can cost over $20,000.00! Why so much? Factor in:

  • New cabinets
  • New hardware
  • Demolition
  • Floor repair or replacements
  • New sink(s)
  • New faucets
  • New countertops
  • Wall repairs
  • Back splash

These all add up to a lot of money and a lot of time that you will not have access to your kitchen. You can go that route.

Or you can be like Blake and Courtney that decided to have their Oak Cabinets Painted. Why?

  • Painting oak cabinets is 1/3 or less of the cost to replace cabinets
  • It could be done in 3 days (time varies depending on size of kitchen)
  • They never lost the use of their kitchen!

But Can My Cabinets Be Painted and Look Good?

Let’s start with a simple yes. It is not much different than painted trim in homes. I did say much.

There are some things to keep in mind when choosing to paint your cabinets and especially oak cabinets. Some people like the good news first, some like the bad. Let’s start with the top 3 negative comments or concerns.

Concerns with painting oak cabinets

  • You are painting wood. Wood can be dented and where wood dents, paint chips.
  • Painted cabinets are not meant to be waterproof. If you hand a wet towel on a painted wooden door there will be water damage to the cabinet door.
  • Oak cabinets have heavy grain. You will never get rid of all the grain you see in the wood doors but it sure can be made smooth and beautiful!

That is the bad news. Now, let’s turn that frown upside down and tell you why you can have your cabinets painted and love that kitchen all over again:

Reasons to paint your oak cabinets

  • All wood can be painted and will last years when it is done correctly
  • All of our cabinet refinishers have been trained with methods from cabinet makers and cabinet paint manufactures
  • You can select any color you want
  • The paint we use is the same paint as you would get if buying new cabinets. It is meant to last
  • You get a one year touch up with us. We come back in 12 months and perform any needed touch ups.
  • Not good enough? We warranty the labor for 5 full years!
  • With the money you don’t spend on new cabinets, you can now buy new hardware, maybe appliances, or sink/faucet/counter tops.

Listen How Other People Have Transformed Their Kitchen by Painting Their Cabinets

I can talk or type all day of the benefits, longevity, how you will feel or like the process. I painted the cabinets in my home, you can ask for pics at any time. But here is one of our customers:

You can always listen to the other testimonials as well… here

Here is a Video on one of our cabinet painting projects:

You can also read a previous blog we did on painting cabinets here.

So after you read and see those videos, you can have a great looking kitchen like this one!

white painted oak cabinets
Here is the after- white painted oak cabinets
Painted Oak cabinets
Another view of Painted Oak cabinets

Let’s find out how we can help you love your kitchen again!

We will make this easy for you.

  • Take pictures of your cabinets
  • Text those pics to 847-553-1726
  • We’ll give you a cost within $100-$200.
  • If you give us your full name, address, and email, we will send you a written estimate that includes our step-by-step process that guarantees great results!

Add a splash of color and style to your walls. Book your paint and wallpaper appointment today!