Asked on Nov 23, 2019

Should I paint or stain a hoosier cabinet?

Jessica VanderVeenGkEmily

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i have a hoosier cabinet that i dont know whether to paint it, or stain it. looking for ideas and pictures please

3 answers
  • Emily
    on Nov 23, 2019

    I think we would like a picture too, in order to advise you more precisely.

  • Gk
    on Nov 23, 2019

    Hello Linda! Whether you paint or stain your Hoosier cabinet depends on whether you like paint or whether you like stain! Stain would require more work as you have to get down to the bare wood before you can stain and then you have to finish with a poly. Painting, especially if you use chalk paint with a finish of wax or poly, would require less work. I have seen Hoosier cabinets done both ways and I like both ways! It would be a difficult decision to make like you are finding out! Here are some inspiration ideas from Pinterest:

    https://www.pinterest.com/topics/hoosier-cabinet

    • Linda
      on Nov 24, 2019

      its already sanded down. i liked some of the ideas on Pinterest Thank you

  • Jessica VanderVeen
    on Nov 24, 2019

    It's a lot easier to paint than to stain. If you want to stain it you'll have to remove the original finish first by sanding it all down

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