Asked on Jan 18, 2020

What is the best/easiest paint to use when painting kitchen cabinets?

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11 answers
  • Nan W.
    Nan W.
    on Jan 18, 2020

    Susan: I think a satin or semi-gloss latex works well. ...the little bit of "shine" helps them when it's time to clean... giving a "harder" surface. For real staying power, be sure to prime the cabinets first!! Good luck!

  • Annie
    on Jan 18, 2020

    Hi Susan, here's a link to a Hometalk project about painting their kitchen cabinets.

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Jan 18, 2020

    They make paint specifically for cabinets. Prep always determines how well it will hold up. A good sealer will also protect your finish. Here's a link to get you started:

  • The Inspired Workshop
    The Inspired Workshop
    on Jan 19, 2020

    Hey Susan! There really isn't a one size fits all best cabinet paint, it seems everyone has their favorite! Lol!

    I painted my kitchen cabinets and used Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Water Based Acrylic Alkyd! I painted them two years ago and they have held up PERFECTLY! The most important part is the prep work, make sure and strip them, sand them and clean them well before applying a good primer. I used Zinsser Bullseye primer, two coats and then the paint! I HIGHLY recommend spraying them with a paint sprayer as there really is a huge difference between the finish of a sprayer and a brush. It doesn't have to be an expensive sprayer, I love my Home Right that was 70 bucks on Amazon! And Sherwin Williams has 40% off their paints every month or two, so make sure and get it then to save quite a bit!

    Hope this helps! I included pictures of my kitchen below! Have a good one!

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Jan 19, 2020

    Hello Susan

    It depends if your cabinets are wood, laminate, metal etc. Here are some ideas for you.

  • Megan
    on Jan 19, 2020

    HI Susan! Annie Sloan works great on cabinets! No sanding or priming!

    Here is a tutorial :)

  • Pamela
    on Jan 19, 2020

    Hi ! I did a lot of research before painting my oak cabinets white . I was looking for a way to skip the sanding . The 2 best ways were to use chalk paint and sealing wax or advance paint by Benjamin Moore. My sister used the chalk paint and her cabinets came out great . I opted for the advance paint and mine came out great as well !!! I also covered a part of the fronts with beadboard before painting . I posted a tutorial on this site called

    New kitchen on a budget , you can see my step by step process and tips !

  • Homeroad
    on Jan 19, 2020

    I use Fusion Mineral paint when painting cabinets, it sticks to most surfaces with little or no prep and holds up very well. My daughter did her kitchen with it and she's had no problems 2 years later.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jan 20, 2020

    Semi gloss

  • Fiddledd224
    on Jan 20, 2020

    Take one of the cabinet doors to the paint store and ask for their advice on paint and application tools. They have products you may have never considered

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