Painting Cabinets The Best Paint to Use
The number one question we get on a regular basis is what Paint is the best paint to use on Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets and projects.
We get it. There are so many of you that are eager to to paint your own cabinets. Before you jump into the process though we want to encourage you to do your research. We're happy to tell you the best paint and primer to use, but that information will get you only so far.
It doesn't matter how pretty the color of paint is or if you're using the right paint brand, if you don't know how to apply it, how to trouble shoot, how to prep / prepare the surface or how to add a finish like glaze or distressing to the cabinets.
We always say painting is the easy part.
We take anywhere from a 4-5 step prep process before we even lay down any primer on the cabinets. Does that surprise you?
What if I told you that doing those prep steps will ensure that your time and investment in painting your own cabinets will mean they'll last longer and look better? Would it be worth it to you? I hope so.
Your kitchen is the hub of your home. It's probably one of the busiest places in your home, too. Those painted surfaces, if done incorrectly, won't last the test of time if they're not done properly. It's not hard, but you do need to be informed.
What is the best Paint and Primer to use on Cabinets?
We're happy to tell you. Honestly. But we also want to empower you with the knowledge of doing it properly.
We've made it super easy for you by creating our Cabinet Painting Tutorial.
We've done all the hard work for you to save time and money. The tutorial is just $27 and is worth your time to ensure your kitchen turns out it's best.
So here are the Primer and Paint products we use on our Cabinet jobs.
We use Stix Bonding Primer. It's one of the best primers on the market to make sure your paint bonds properly to your cabinets. Hands down, this is the Primer you need.
For the paint, we use Benjamin Moore Advance Paint in Satin. Go to your local Benjamin Moore store and ask them to tint it to whatever color you'd like, including Sherwin Williams colors.
Advance Paint is not like any other paint on the market. It's a water based alkyd, meaning it works like a water based paint, but it dries hard like an enamel paint (smooth like butter) and the best part is you don't have to seal it.
If you're wondering if we spray, brush or roll and which is best for this paint, we go over all of that in our Video Tutorial. It's not hard, but Advance Paint doesn't act like other paints when you put it on. You'll want to know the best practices for applying this particular type of paint. It's one of those tips that will make or break your finish.
Good luck on your Cabinet Painting Project. We'd love to see your pics when you're done.
And if you're interested in learning Paint Finish techniques for your cabinets or even furniture painting, make sure to check out The Painting Vault, which is a private monthly paint finish group on Facebook. Members get an exclusive video training of a paint finish and a painting tip each month with some bonuses along the way.
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