The cabinet painters filled all of the holes and knots and cracks with a RED wood filler so that they could see where they had been filled. Then they sanded the heck out of it so it was nice and smooth.
Next they primed the cabinets and did the filling and sanding again. Then painted it and a final fill for areas that had settled .. which required sand and paint again. Yes it is time consuming and DID cost us more, but it sure beats wrinkly, cracked cabinets!! These cabinets are drying and waiting their second round of paint.
Totally looks like a crime scene! lol. But worth it…
Once the holes have been filled and sanded, the knotty alder cabinets look perfectly painted!
So glad that we went the extra mile in the kitchen and had all of the knotty alder smoothed out for paint!
If you’ve been following our kitchen remodel, you saw that we did something totally different in this house and painted our cabinets two different colors –> Alabaster and Smoky Blue, which are both colors on my fave list, which you can get FREE here.
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I am wondering with all the labor involved for the knotty alder cabinets, if the cost would’ve been the same to get new ones?
The cabinets are stunning!!!!
Your kitchen looks amazing! Makes me want to paint my knotty alder cabinets! Would you mind sharing where you found the gold pulls and barstools? You have great taste!
Any updates on how the paint is holding up on the cabinets? We are looking at buying a house with the exact same cabinets and color. Too rustic for me! Wondering if we could paint them like you did. Or if you wish you had just replaced them?? Thanks!