How do you GREY wash oak cabinets?
Subsequently, one may also ask, can oak be stained GREY?
Be careful with the wood species. Gray stained floors tend to turn out best on white oak flooring. Red oak has underlying red tones, and often a darker gray is needed to achieve the desired look. Stain can turn out blotchy on maple floors as these are close pored species (this blotchiness occurs with all stain colors).
Likewise, are honey oak cabinets outdated? The answer is – no! The oak trim and oak flooring finish (the golden color known in the industry as “honey”) will never come back in style. Oak is a beautiful wood species that lends its self to being painted very well. Its heavy grain is full of movement so when paint is applied you get a wonderful final outcome.
Considering this, how do you stain wood cabinets GREY?
How to Stain Wood Kitchen Cabinets
- Start by sanding and conditioning the wood, then stain.
- Before you stain the cabinets, it's important to remove all the doors and drawers to make sanding and applying the stain easier.
- Use 120 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the cabinets.
- For the second sanding, use 220 grit sandpaper.
Can you whitewash honey oak cabinets?
To white wash them you'd have to strip off the clear-coat finish. Then you'd be painting them with a diluted paint and wiping off the paint, leaving some on the surface. You can prime them and paint them (without stripping them), but be aware that the grain of the oak will still be visible.