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Old 07-11-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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I hope this is in the right place it's my first of many questions I'm sure..I am building a new home. I bought custom maple cabinets throughout. We have little natural light in the kitchen and bath and are afraid of a "cave look" if we stain. I am not sure of white to use.I want them to stay looking "exspensive" and not like mdf or therafoil (not that anything is wrong w/them) I'm trying to match wood floors,granite counter,tile,cabinet,etc. I am really lost and the builder thinks I'm crazy to buy maple and paint them HELP PLEASE!!Where should I be starting?

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:17 AM   #2
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Personally I would just clear coat them.

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Old 07-12-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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I don't think I would paint them either.

Have a look at some sample stain colours for your maple.

http://www.eliaswoodwork.com/colorsa...rs/maple.shtml

I personally like the Copper colour.
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Don't paint them. HUGE mistake. Maple is usually a finished a very light tone anyways, so I don't see the advantage of painting them white.

If you are worried about it being too dark, I would look at the colors of the walls, countertops, ceiling, backsplash, appliances and floors before painting real wood cabinetry.
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And lighting.
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Follow the advice given above.

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