What’s the best paint for kitchen and bathroom cabinets?

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Real Estate Agent with Colorado Home Sales LLC

What’s the best paint for kitchen and bathroom cabinets?

 

I’ve been doing some research on this for homeowner’s who would like to do a budget update on their existing wood cabinets. If you’re fortunate to have solid wood kitchen cabinets or a wood bathroom vanity that’s sporting the lovely 80’s shade of golden oak, try painting them out before replacing them.

 

Key to a successful, professional look is the brand of paint you’ll be using. My recommendation is Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE brand. Its an interior alkyd-resin paint that brushes on like oil, hardens like oil, cleans like latex (soap and water), without the strong smell of an oil-based paint because it’s a low VOC (velocity odor control), waterborne paint.

 Unlike its competitors, Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE does not require a lot of prep. Cleaning your cabinets and then just a light sand should do the trick. You can apply ADVANCE without a primer. It flows and levels to give you a perfect finish. And, the color selection is unlimited.

 

Have you’ve ever tried to paint something like a bookcase with latex paint and the paint peeled? That’s because of latex’s elasticity. Not a mistake you’ll make twice and certainly not one you want to choose for the time investment necessary to paint out kitchen cabinetry.

 

If you have a bathroom or kitchen that needs updating and you're considering listing your home, please contact me, Kim Gaston, Broker Associate, Colorado Home Sales LLC, kimgaston719@gmail.com (719)661-6987. My team of experts at Front Porch Real Estate & Property Styling can help guide you through budget improvements that will create the biggest return on your investment.

 

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Kristen Ueckert
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Oh. Oh! I love your post! 80s homeowner. Just did. Will say if you have Ash cabinetry and you don't want the woodgrain to show through, you best sand AND fill the woodgrain even if you spend it on the BM paint. No matter how amazing the paint is, that grain runs deep, so fill that in first (prep a little bit...) It just depends on your woodgrain and the finish you want in the end. Excellent post. So easy to bring it up to date with this tip!!! French white kitchen and charcoal bathrooms in a few days is so much easier than all new cabs!

April 04, 2013 10:37 AM
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Susan Kirk
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Kim,  I am a Benjamin Moore girl myself.  Their paint is so superior to the others I have used.  Didn't know about this new line.  I repainted my own cabinets a number of years ago...used Benjamin Moore and they turned out great.  It was a lot more work than this ADVANCE line seems to offer.  Thanks for the sharing this great information!

April 04, 2013 11:31 AM
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Kim Gaston
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Hi Cindy, I like Sherwin Williams too, their website shows they have water-based ProClassic which is supposed to cure as hard as an oil based paint. That may be another option.

Exactly, Cassandra. What a bummer to have to do it twice!

Kristen, I haven't seen Ash in our region, so that's good to know. You'll have to come back and post a pic... would love to see the results!

Hi Susan, you're a regular pioneer woman:) ! Good for you to take this project on yourself. Did you brush it on or use a paint sprayer? I've been told to brush the frames, but spray the door/drawer fronts.

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Kim - I used a mini roller (3-4 ") and had the primer tinted the same as the paint.  For the primer I used a soft roller and almost a sponge roller for the final coat. (All recommended by the Benjamin Moore guys.)  It was funny because it was when my son was a year and a half...I would take off a door early in the morning before he got up, block off the kitchen and paint it.  Then I would put it up later that day!  I would do another during nap time and another few at night!  Glad that marathon is over!  

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Kim this is a great article for DIY inclined homeowners!  I love Susan Kirk's idea of one door at a time.

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