Knotty Pine Kitchen Cabinets Painted White. Sanding your knotty pine cabinets is a must, regardless if you're painting or staining them. When i painting my knotty pine kitchen cabinets, i used bin primer and then finished with ultra white floor paint.
I also soaked the copper hardware in tsp and cleaned it well. Knotty pine cabinets set the decor theme in a rustic kitchen when you paint walls a soft pastel, such as mint green or pale yellow, and cover the backsplash in reclaimed brick. The purpose of sanding is to remove the clear coat on top for a stronger primer bond.