I want to Paint my dark kitchen cabinets white...what paint to use?

Have you done this? Latex or Enamel? Mineral Pain? Self Leveling? I'm so confused!
  7 answers
  • Sherry Sherry on May 22, 2017
    It's supposed to say 'Mineral Paint'

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on May 22, 2017
    We knew what you meant. I call it the "I think faster than I type" syndrome. That said, enamel gives you a more durable and is easier to clean. If your cabinets are close to a stove, you can protect them better by spending a bit more on the paint. They also help with fingerprints.
    I would clean them good with TSP (tri sodium phosphate) to get all the grease off. Then prime and paint. Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore are my two fav's. I would stay with acrylic as it's water based and easy to clean up. Others require mineral spirits. Hope that helps!!

    Here is a link that will help a lot.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 22, 2017
    I prefer satin or semi-gloss kitchen paint, less shine, easier to apply and more durable. High gloss enamel requires a lot more skills to get it right.

  • Sue23661920 Sue23661920 on May 22, 2017
    A friend used chalk paint and is pleased with the results.

  • Annette Skirving Young Annette Skirving Young on May 22, 2017
    Talk to home depot. I bought a primer from them and then used Melamine which made them scrubbable.

  • Judy Judy on May 22, 2017
    I love the LATEX and not the Enamel, for the LATEX has a lovely shine to it., and always looks so clean and refreshing. You may have to use 2-3 coats of paint, so you may want to take off doors of cupboards, to do this later, and then you can paint the frame to the doors, very nicely. This will look so nice and clean and refreshed. Best wishes, J.

  • Mary R McCracken Mary R McCracken on May 22, 2017
    Sand, prime(tint the prime a shade lighter than finished color) and paint whatever color you want. Make sure you pick something good for resale.