Asked on Oct 5, 2017

Painting cabinets

Catherine AnspaughCindyElizabeth @ Creating Rustic Charm


We are remodeling our kitchen and painted the cabinets using a latex enamel. Do we need to put a clear coat or a sealer on it now?

7 answers
  • Dl.5660408
    on Oct 5, 2017

    No, you don't need to put a sealer on it, you can if you like the look or if you're worried that the latex enamel won't hold up to cleaning it.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 5, 2017

    all cabinets should be sealed
  • Jay Paden
    on Oct 5, 2017

    You can add a clear coat to be a little more durable but if you have good coverage and you are happy with it the enamel is good enough
  • Sandra Vining
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I would as kitchen cupboard seem to need washing often
  • I painted (using Benjamin Moore Advanced latex paint)my cabinets last year and did not put a sealer on and they still look great. If your paint was a good quality paint, you shouldn't need to seal. If you want to put the time and effort in, no harm done.
  • Cindy
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Because they are in your kitchen, I would apply the sealer of your choice. If they were anywhere else in your house I would say it's not necessary.
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 6, 2017

    The enamel alone should be good enough.
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