We updated our kitchen almost 2 1/2 years ago, and one of the biggest changes we made was to paint our oak cabinets white. I get a lot of questions about our painted oak cabinets. Many of you have asked how the cabinets are holding up after being painted, so that’s what we’re going to talk about today. If you missed it, here’s the original post – How To Paint Oak Cabinets.
Painted Oak Cabinets – An Update
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We’ve been really happy with how the white cabinets have held up. I did have to touch up a couple of little dings in the paint recently. The couple of places I needed to touch up with paint were on the cabinet doors under the kitchen sink. These doors get used a lot, so I’m pretty impressed that after 2 1/2 years we only had a couple of tiny dings in them.
Our painter suggested that we put white felt pads on the inside of the doors at the top and bottom. This really helps protect the paint from chipping when the doors are closed.
I’ve been very happy with how easy it is to keep the painted oak cabinets clean. They wipe off very easily, and I haven’t had any paint wear off from cleaning the cabinets.
The only thing that I haven’t been happy with is that the painter who sprayed the doors ( I painted all of the boxes with a brush) didn’t caulk the doors when he painted them. So, the crack between the insert and the frame of the doors looked like this:
The dark and light parts of the cracks were bothering me – a lot. S0, I caulked the cracks, and then repainted. The caulk that I love to use, and have used it all over the house, is Alex Fast Dry. (Sorry the picture is blurry, I was having a hard time caulking and taking the picture at the same time!)
After the caulk dried, I repainted just in the areas that I caulked. The cabinets look so much better now!
I did a quick video showing the cabinets, and talking a little more about the caulking that I did.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this update on our painted oak cabinets! Be sure to check out our Home Tour page to see all of the renovations that we’ve done.
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