To do that we used elmer s color change wood filler and a small putty knife. So glad that we went the extra mile in the kitchen and had all of the knotty alder smoothed out for paint.
Traditional knotty pine is warm in color while contemporary knotty pine reads as cool white or gray.
Knotty pine cabinets painted white. Charcoal paint will look modern and urbane in a kitchen with rustic cabinets. The resin inside pine knots make them problematic to paint over without using the correct primer to prevent bleed through. Knotty pine cabinets and paneling by ashley from vintage refined.
Once the holes have been filled and sanded the knotty alder cabinets look perfectly painted. It can afford more than just white background and rustic style. Diy painting knotty pine cabinets this is a project that ended up being a lot more time consuming than originally thought so goes the life of diy remodeling i suppose.
So if i understand correctly the steps are 1 lightly sand 2 use oil based and shelack primer on either the knots or whole. When i painting my knotty pine kitchen cabinets i used bin primer and then finished with ultra white floor paint. The appearance of knotty pine is much more flexible than it first seems.
Like i mentioned before here i have been very surprised at the number of people who enjoy the knotty pine look of our cabinets and had many question my idea of painting them. Lynn may 30 2015 at 7 20 pm. Let s start with a little introduction i m ashley furniture painter blogger small business owner decorator wife dog lover and wine drinker.
Paint colors that go with pine floors knotty pine walls or pine cabinetry include. Give her all that remodelaholic love 3. Match warm red or orange knotty pine with warm shades and cool white or gray knotty pine with cool colors.
Painting knotty pine cabinets is a bit more work than painting knot free wood like maple. Those areas need to be filled with wood filler. Knotty pine paneling is an inexpensive material that works great for creating a rustic log cabin feel.
If the knotty pine has been covered with polyurethane you ll probably need to use an oil based primer first because a latex primer won t stick well to the polyurethane surface. If you paint the cabinets white surface preparation must be done to hide knots so they don t appear through the paint. For instance charcoal would work good with knotty pine it will transform the style to more industrial.
Use the bristles of the paintbrush to apply primer inside the holes and cracks in and around the. Here s ashley with all the details. If you ve been following our kitchen remodel you saw that we did something totally different in this house and painted our cabinets two different colors alabaster and smoky blue which.
If you have pine cabinets you will notice if you look closely that there are holes and imperfections where the knots are that will be seen after painting. The combination worked perfect. Fill in the knots in the pine.
If you re looking for something a little more contemporary though it s fine to just paint over it. Apply primer around the edges of the pine article using a fine bristle trim style paintbrush. Charcoal and red.
After 10 years the knots did not bleed through and the white has not yellowed. Do not reserve to light white or brick walls robotically.