How do i paint wormy chesnut cabinets?

by Eve
  5 answers
  • I would clean the cabinets well, use wood filler for the holes, sand, them prime and paint.

  • Baxter Baxter on May 26, 2020

    I am a painter---so I paint everything. That being said...I'd never paint anything made of wormy chestnut. It is a rare and precious wood with a gorgeous grain. The Chestnut tree was all but wiped out in the early 1900s. I would strip the cabinets and poly to preserve the natural beauty of the wood.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 26, 2020

    If you want to keep the look, sand as best as possible and paint. Then add a glaze so that it blends.

    If you don't want to keep the look, you can fill and sand perhaps. Depending on the pattern.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on May 26, 2020

    I like Baxter's comments. Good quality wood cabinets should never be painted.

  • That’s a pretty serious rare and expensive wood you’ve got there, you might consider not painting it.