Asked on Jan 9, 2019

How do I paint knotty pine cabinets white?

Dixie Belle Paint CompanyDwp7470bJennifer Weber Ferguson


6 answers
  • 2dogal
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Knotty pine will have to have a good primer put on before painting as the knots will bleed through. Wash well with TSP to remove the shiny finish and any dirt/grease. Paint with a quality primer, then paint with a good gloss or semi gloss paint.

  • N. Lee Cole
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Thank you!

  • Ebbjdl
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Dear N. Lee,. Your going to have to use some type of primer, to cover the surface of the cabinets. Home Depot should be able to help you. If you paint your cabinets, remove all the hardware, and the doors. Use a high gloss paint, it's easy to wipe clean. Paint the doors on a flat surface, this will avoid peeling and streaks. The hardware can be spray painted, or you can buy new hardware, buy it gets pricey. Aloha!

  • Jennifer Weber Ferguson
    on Jan 9, 2019

    sand, clean and then use a stain blocking/tannin blocking primer and at least two coats - you may even want to use Shellac. (Just an FYI, the tannin from knots can still bleed through with time especially if there is any direct sunlight on the cabinets). once you are primed, you can paint with a good quality paint in any sheen you want and top coat for extra protection. Just be aware that White can take a few coats :)

  • Dwp7470b
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Take off the Doors and Hardware, to paint the doors separately. You paint as usual for everything else.

  • Dixie Belle Paint Company
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Hello! I can tell you how to paint your kitchen cabinets with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint! :)

    It is super easy to paint with Dixie Belle:

    Step one: Clean with White Lightning

    Step two: Paint one to two coats of a Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint color in white

    Step three: Use Gator Hide for a water-repellent finish

    Some great white colors you could consider are Fluff and Drop Cloth. See all of our whites here

    I am attaching some kitchens that have been painted with Dixie Belle Paint so you can see the outcome.

    Also, we did have a series of LIVE videos on a step by step tutorial of how to paint your kitchen cabinets. If you would like to watch them....

    Day one:

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    If you ever need help or have any questions you can feel free to call us at 813-909-1962 during business hours. We have a full staff here eager to help you!

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