Welcome to day 6 of my 31 Day Series, Building Character. In case you missed the intro to this series, I am sharing 31 simple ways we have brought character and personality to our new construction, builder grade home.
When we purchased our home, one of the first decisions I made was to paint all of the light oak wood work...
This was a big project but, it was a huge improvement.
Painting oak is sometimes feared because of the wood grain texture. Personally, it doesn't bother me. I prefer the look of painted oak with a visible wood grain texture over natural light oak. Don't get me wrong, I love natural wood finishes but light-organish oak just plain dates a space.
To minimize the appearance of the wood grain texture, I use an eggshell or satin finish. Semi-gloss paint draws more attention to it.
A good sanding and priming is a must. If you are going to go through all the work of painting your woodwork you will want it to stand the test of time. The sanding also knocks the texture down a bit.
Based on this post and yesterday's post, wanna guess what's about to go down in the kitchen?
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