Asked on Dec 13, 2018

Do painted outdated cabinets scratch easy?

Dixie Belle Paint CompanyJanKelli L. Milligan


5 answers
  • Melanie
    on Dec 13, 2018

    Hi Jan, not if they are done correctly. I painted my kitchen cabinets 5 years ago using cabinet paint then sealed with a polyurethane and they are still in great shape. A lot of the newer products require no prep work and have everything in them. Inquire at your paint stores and they will point you in the right direction.

  • Dfm
    on Dec 13, 2018

    that depends on how well you do your prep to paint them. I prefer to take the finish off to the bare wood, clean well, prime then 2 coats of paint- with a paint designated for kitchens .i have seen talk about "sealing the paint" with a clear coat that's basically Bull- crap. use a quality paint, do the proper prep, let the coats of paint cure b/4 using.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 13, 2018

    I agree with Dfm above, paint doesn't need a clear coat unless it is thinned or altered. I Use oil based paint and primer because it is so durable. But I know it is not available everywhere.

  • Jan
    on Dec 13, 2018

    Thank you all for your answers. That helps.

  • Dixie Belle Paint Company
    on Dec 14, 2018

    Hi Jan! I can tell you how to paint your kitchen cabinets with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint so they will not scratch!

    It is super easy to paint with Dixie Belle:

    Step one: Clean with White Lightning

    Step two: If the surface is slippery, apply two coats of Slick Stick

    Step three: Paint one to two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint

    Step four: Use Gator Hide for a water-repellent finish

    I am attaching some kitchens that have been painted with Dixie Belle Paint so you can see the outcome.

    Also, we did have a series of LIVE videos on a step by step tutorial of how to paint your kitchen cabinets. If you would like to watch them....

    Day one:

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    If you ever need help or have any questions you can feel free to call us at 813-909-1962 during business hours. We have a full staff here eager to help you!

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