Caulking oak cabinets

When painting honey oak cabinets white, should you take extra steps to fill cracks and fill in the open grain?

NOTE: If oak cabinet door panels are floating (move inside the door frames), we generally won't caulk around them because caulking can eventually push out. Instead, we will clean these areas with sanding tools so the paint looks clean between the panel and the frames. This process makes a huge difference in how well the cabinets look!

Being said, here is how we've been refinishing oak cabinets for decades.

Caulking oak doors for kitchen cabinet painting
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