Who doesn’t love the beauty of oak?
The truth is, a lot of people don’t. As a cabinet painter, I’ve started to dislike oak jobs because some customers aren’t 100% happy with the end result. They like the color, they like the quality of the work, but they almost always say, “I can still see the grain.”
Yes, oak has a very strong grain that requires extra attention to fully cover with paint, but the actual topography of the wood will not be changed by adding paint. Think about the last time you painted a wall and missed one of the old nail holes – the paint doesn’t fill in holes or repair things.