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Should Kitchen Cupboards Be Painted or Stained? May 8, 2020

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Should Kitchen Cupboards Be Painted or Stained?, Norwood, Ohio

When you're updating your kitchen design, the cabinets are one of the most important areas to plan. They take up a large amount of visual space in the kitchen and may even define its aesthetics. Depending on the design you're trying to achieve, either staining or painting the frame and doors might be the right choice.


If you're using attractive lumber like oak or maple, staining is the best way to show off the gorgeous wood grain and color. Depending on the stain you choose, you can add different colored tones to the wood while still bringing out the natural richness and warm color of the wood itself.

This is perfect for a kitchen that’s aiming for a classic or rustic feel, especially if you're using other natural materials like stone or you have wood showing in other areas. Stains are long-lasting, and since they're the classic approach, they often make it easier to resell the home.


kitchen designIf you're going for a versatile approach with an infinite number of color options, paint may be your solution. You can choose any color or finish from matte to high gloss.

Painted cabinets fit well in modern kitchen designs, especially where synthetic counter and flooring options are used. They're also best if you want an especially vibrant color scheme or a striking monochromatic look.

While the paint will need to be reapplied regularly, this is also an opportunity to change colors in the future and freshen up the space. Finally, paint is good at covering inexpensive lumber or plywood, and it tends to be better at hiding dust, especially if you choose light colors and matte finishes. 


For help creating a beautiful kitchen design with quality wood, choose Huber Lumber Co in Cincinnati, OH. Serving Hamilton County and surrounding areas with over 110 years of combined experience, they provide a wide range of home improvement supplies and artful millwork. They’ll even put you in touch with contractors and installers to make your project easier. Call (513) 731-4035 or visit their website today.

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