I have painted my cabinets white i would like to know if there is a pa

is there a painted that has harder finish then just flat paint.i painted my cabinets.white some of the keeps coming off so i would like to know if there is a harder finish.to put on my cabiners or could i paint them semi gloss finish. tom

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  • Karen J Karen J on Feb 19, 2018
    Enamel paint dries to a hard finish and is washable which is great for kitchen & bathroom cabinets.

  • Meredith Donovan Meredith Donovan on Feb 19, 2018
    Can always use enamel paint; however, with a light sanding, depending upon the color you painted the cabinet, it would look very homey, which is the current trend

  • Kelly Kelly on Feb 19, 2018
    Since it is already painted - try a polyurethane coat.

  • Pat Pat on Feb 19, 2018
    Sounds like you didn't clean & sand first, then prime. NO paint is going to last without the proper prep. Sorry, but you're going to have to start over and strip off the paint that did not adhere so you can get a proper bond.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Feb 19, 2018
    Painted cabinet finish starts with the surface prep. It's an absolute MUST to wash and then primer before painting. Anything you put on top will not adhere without these first steps.

  • Yvonne Yvonne on Feb 19, 2018
    A top coat by Minwax comes in flat, satin or gloss, goes on very easy and is very durable

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 19, 2018
    Flat paint is not as durable as semi gloss or gloss. Some idiot painted the walls in my kitchen with flat paint that was used in the living room and dining room. Every time I have to wash an area my rag or sponge takes a little paint off. It was painted before we purchased the house, so it still looks good and I can't see repainting it yet.