Caulking Seams

Water Damage

Repairing Water Damage Cabinets

If new cabinets aren't primed or sealed between the groove and shaker panel, water can get behind the panels to eventually blow out the finish. Water damage is exactly what happened to this expensive kitchen door below.

Prevention

Caulking gaps is particularly important because open seams are prone to water getting behind seams and open grain.

Caulking oak cabinets

When painting honey oak cabinets white, we take extra steps to fill cracks and fill in the open grain.

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

caulking cabinet doors - painting guys