I chalk painted my kitchen cabinets

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They look great, I was told I need to put some kind of coating on them to make them not so flat looking. Any suggestions w/brands & where to buy it at & maybe cost of product. Thank you
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  • Rhonda Lyon Rhonda Lyon on Jul 08, 2015
    I used a polyurethane that came in a can from Lowe's, I believe it was under $10 and I didn't have to use very much to do all of my cabinets. It will also protect them. I painted it on with a brush. I also used chalk paint on my cabinets.

  • Shelly Shelly on Jul 08, 2015
    Wax is what you use to protect them.

  • Pam Elkins Pam Elkins on Jul 08, 2015
    Wax is typically used with chalk paint but in the kitchen it will have to be reapplied and buffed because it will show fingerprints. I would use a matte polyacrylic which won't be too shiny. Use two coats for the best protection with a very fine bristled brush.

  • Shelley Shelley on Jul 08, 2015
    wax....many brands to choose from.....most chalk paint brands have waxes....clear or tinted then home improvement stores that sell paint also carry paste wax...and seeing it's the kitchen you should rewax at least once a year.....

  • Patricia Patricia on Jul 08, 2015
    I use decorators varnish dead flat finish for 1st coat and then decorators varnish satin finish for top coat. I believe I got these at Amazon, but I am sure Home Depot or Lowes would have similar

  • Dee Dee on Jul 08, 2015
    I used Folk Art Home Décor Wax from Amazon. It's clearcream wax. I applied two coats, buffing with a soft cloth in between. An 8 0z jar is only around $10. If you are antiquing, apply the clear wax first, then a light coat of dark wax, quickly wiped off.(just to show the grain and settle into the grooves and nooks. I've even used Johnson's Paste Wax, though it has a yellowish tint, so not the best choice for light paint colors.

  • MaryStLouis MaryStLouis on Jul 08, 2015
    General Finishes High Performance topcoat in Flat for a soft sheen or Flat Out Flat for no sheen at all. I used the flat on my cabinets last year and they look beautiful. Wax is a temporary finish that needs to be renewed periodically, melts or softens around stoves and steaming coffee makers, and cannot be scrubbed.

  • Phyllis Phyllis on Jul 09, 2015
    Try the new paint du Coco line - they have a great matte shelac