What kind of paint should I use to paint oak kitchen cabinets?

janesylviaOctober 30, 2013

My house has a lot of oak cabinets: covering three walls and a big breakfast bar. I'd like to paint them white. There are several choices as follows:
1. Zinsser Smart Prime + Benjamin Moore Advance Paint
2. Nuvo Cabinet Paint
3. Rust-oleum cabinet transformation
4. Sherwin Williams premium wall wood primer + ProClassic enamel paint.

Which choice would produce the best result? Do I need to use the rotary orbit sander + sand block to sand all the cabinets and drawers? I saw it looks like veneer instead of real oak wood on the side of the breakfast bar. Do I need to use rotary orbit sander there before painting? Now the hinges are bronze-colored which match well with oak color. If I paint the cabinets and drawers white, would it be better to change the hinges to stainless steel?

Any input or sharing of experience is greatly appreciated.

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Do a search on the kitchen forum. I recall seeing quite a few threads where people who had painted their oak gave step by step details and advice. Good luck!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 3:46PM
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Numbersjunkie, thank you so much for your help. I'll search on the kitchen forum and also post the question there.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 9:33PM
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