Thinking about painting over knotty pine kitchen cabinets.

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

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  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Mar 19, 2018
    you're very brave ! Try a vintage creamy white...not stark white.
  • Patti Patti on Mar 19, 2018
    Warm vanilla with red accent pieces.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 19, 2018
    white wash would be a smart solution
  • Cynthia H 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 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 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 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.
  • Dfm 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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