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painting maple wood cabinets

Posted by darrah (My Page) on
Wed, May 1, 13 at 12:33

We are about to begin a kitchen renovation and are hiring a local cabinet maker. I wanted the cabinets painted a cream color but he wants to stain them. Since the cabinets won't be factory stained my fear is they will not have that smooth appearance. I have seen many websites with stained maple cabinets and they often appear splotchy - my worst nightmare.

My question is, is anyone familiar with painting maple and does it take the paint well? He said he uses a local painter if that's the way I want to go, but I could tell he wasn't wild about the idea of covering up the wood with paint. I understand the love of wood in its natural state but I am hoping anyone who has painted maple would respond. Thanks.

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RE: painting maple wood cabinets

My new cabinets are paint grade maple, painted.

I'd talk directly to the painter and see how experienced
and current he is with painting cabinets. My understanding
is that paints aren't what they used to be, with low VOC

RE: painting maple wood cabinets

I came across this video while reading about a related product:

Here is a link that might be useful: C2 Cabinet and Trim paint with PolyWhey

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