Asked on Oct 3, 2019

Can cedar board cabinets be painted?

Emy Flint | Semigloss DesignPamelaMona Blake


4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 3, 2019

    Sure. Wash down with TSP, sand sheen off, Prime with Kilz primer. Apply 2 coats of paint. I prefer oil for durability but if going white, it will yellow over time.

  • Mona Blake
    on Oct 3, 2019

    They can be. But you will lose the protective properties. Cedar is a natural bug and mouse deterrent. When you paint it those properties are temoved.

  • Pamela
    on Oct 4, 2019

    Yes , you can paint them , but why ???? Besides cedar smelling so good , it will keep pests away ! You will ruin the natural pest fighting ability of the wood by painting it .

  • Seal the knots with shellac based primer so that it doesn't yellow over time.

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