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  • Yulee, FL
Asked on Mar 19, 2018

Thinking about painting over knotty pine kitchen cabinets.

DfmShore grandmomMogie


want to go white. we live in an old 1942 farmhouse. Any suggestions on what kind or shade of white would be nice.

8 answers
  • Itsmemic
    on Mar 19, 2018

    you're very brave ! Try a vintage creamy white...not stark white.
  • Patti
    on Mar 19, 2018

    Warm vanilla with red accent pieces.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 19, 2018

    white wash would be a smart solution
  • Cynthia H
    on Mar 19, 2018

    I would go with a warm white or off-white. Behr has a gorgeous one called Soft Focus.
  • Kay Camenisch
    on Mar 19, 2018

    Do two primer coats of Zinzer or Kilz to try to prevent the dark from the knots from bleeding through in a few years. That is a problem with knotty pine. According to my painter husband, it might even be wise to use an oil base primer.
  • Mogie
    on Mar 19, 2018

    Or you could give them a white wash look. That way some of the wood grain would still show.
  • Shore grandmom
    on Mar 19, 2018

    I think a cream color with a white glaze looks really good. I had a kitchen done in that. Here's a few pictures to see what it looks like.
    , The white glaze settles in the edges and corners
  • Dfm
    on Mar 19, 2018

    I’ll give you 2 months and you’ll be changing the color from white to some thing else...I did the white cabinets thing....pia. Never looked clean, certain hi touch areas always grimy.
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