After painting kitchen cabinets do I need to seal them?

Janet Foo
by Janet Foo
  4 answers
  • Precious Pins Precious Pins on Sep 22, 2017

    i would recommend sealing after painting cabinets. It not onlu protects the paint from superficial dings and scratches but it's t also smooth out any brush strokes left behind after the paint is dry.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Sep 22, 2017

    If you painted with a high-gloss, you can clean it with soap and water. If you painted the cabinets on a flat surface, you won't have streaks, you don't need a sealer. The sealer is your high gloss. My kitchen was painted in 2010, with a high gloss, and it still looks brand new. If you didn't lay the cabinets flat, an you didn't use high-gloss, then I would use a sealer. What might happen is the sealer might blister, or the sealer will turn an off yellow on the cabinets. If you already painted, go over with a high gloss the color you put on the cabinets. Good Luck!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 22, 2017

    Cabinets should be sealed with polycrylic. Here are the proper steps from start to finish.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Sep 22, 2017

    Depending on the paint finish you applied you may not need to. If you used a high gloss enamel paint you do not need a sealer. I always use a wipe on polyurethane product on all cabinets after applying satin and eggshell paint products. It's easy, durable and will definitely provide good protection. "wipe on" is the key and easy route to look into at this point. Best of luck.