Asked on Oct 21, 2019

How can I paint my kitchen cabinets ?

CindyBetsyLaura Cooper


I want bright white that is durable I saw some one posted a sherwin Williams that was $95 a gallon

help please

4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 21, 2019

    Yes paint has gotten expensive. Maybe that is a specialty type of paint. Oil based is the most durable but it yellows. For the amount of labor it takes to paint cabinets is do my research in your area to see what's the best for you and only buy the top of the line for best results. Go to a stand alone paint store like Benjamin Moore and talk to their experts before you get your paint. Remember you paint job is only as good as the prep.

  • Laura Cooper
    on Oct 21, 2019

    Really what you need is a latex enamel gloss. The gloss finish has a much higher percentage of hardeners than either semi-gloss or satin. The other extremely important component to a durable finish is primer. Paint + primer is NOT equivalent to a base primer such as Kilz. They don't do the same thing. Kilz creates a durable bond whereas the "primer" blended into paint just means there's more pigment for coverage.

  • Betsy
    on Oct 21, 2019

    Hi Linda: Here is a site that tells you exactly how to do this:

    Of course, our Hometalkers also have ideas. Here is the site for that:

    Good luck.

  • Cindy
    on Oct 21, 2019

    There's a new paint on the market. It's called Beyond Paint. It eliminates the need of sanding and sealing. It's really expensive but some people are buying it. The display was half empty at Home Depot.

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