Whats the best kind of paint to use on my kitchen cabinets?

They are currently painted beige

  7 answers
  • Mary Waechter Mary Waechter on Feb 18, 2018
    First, be sure to prep them with sandpaper or TSP. You want a scrubbable finish in the kitchen and you need it to be able to adhere well.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Feb 18, 2018
    Hi Ksmeow573,
    Most brands have a paint designed for cabinet and trim use that is recommended for cabinets. Some people like to use oil paint enamel. Some people like to add a coat of a poly sealer after the cabinets are painted. Click below for HGTV's article about painting cabinets. Wishing you the best.
  • Crt91 Crt91 on Feb 18, 2018
    I used chalk paint to change my dark cherry cabinets to white (no sanding required, just a fantastic cleaning and two coats of good primer underneath), and I couldn't be happier!! They're sealed with two coats of clear polycrylic and they're tough as nails.
  • Ron Heiber Ron Heiber on Feb 18, 2018
    I'm sure Behr has just what you need for your project. Have used Behr for years with perfect results.
  • William William on Feb 18, 2018
    Make sure they are clean and dry. Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint with 120- to 220-grit sandpaper. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123, KILZ,or BIN and have it tinted to the color of the top coat. This will prevent dark or stained surfaces from showing through the top coat. Acrylic, or water-base, paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd, or oil-base, paints require good ventilation because the paint contains solvents that can irritate your lungs and make you feel sick. Alkyd options require mineral spirits for cleanup, but they provide a hard, durable paint finish. Whichever you use, buy the best-quality paint you can afford for a lasting kitchen cabinet finish. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.
  • Ksm11937069 Ksm11937069 on Feb 19, 2018
    Thank you
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 06, 2021

    Hi there,

    Use a Satin finish as it will give a better finish and use a small roller too.